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Re: networking stopped after upgrade

This turned out to be a hardware problem after all - short in an
ethernet cable. Though I don't understand how I got quite the symptoms I
did, it has now all been working for a couple of days so I guess that
was it.


On 03/11/15 15:33, Graham Seaman wrote:
> On 03/11/15 15:15, Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:49:44 +0000
>> Graham Seaman <navtis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> For some years I've been using a debian system as my household
>>> firewall/router. It's been sitting quietly working without any major
>>> changes, but has suddenly stopped doing so following my last aptitude
>>> update/upgrade.
>> <snip> 
>>> Any suggestions?
>> Why not use a dedicated firewall distribution, like IPCop ?
> The same machine also acts as my mail server, backup manager, etc.
> Because of that I'm fairly desperate to get it back up as soon as
> possible (all my real mail is currently bouncing while I'm stuck on
> yahoo-mail).
> There's also a more general kind of philosophical point: I started using
> Linux because I hated the approach that says 'software is too complex
> for normal people; if software fails, throw your device away and get a
> new one'. In practice over  time my understanding of it has got less,
> not more - I've been completely left behind since the start of systemd,
> which I suspect may have something to do with my current problems. All
> the same, I still feel that with some help everything ought to be fixable.
> Graham
>> Cheers,
>> Ron.

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