"Kathryn Cassidy (User Account)" wrote:
> I've a problem with a machine which seems to fail to
> connect to the network properly about 4 out of 5 times
> that it's turned on.
> Anyone have any idea what might be going on or what
> files I should be scritinising for clues? I've looked
> through everything in /var/log and I'm none the wiser
> for it.
is this a laptop? if so try ejecting and reinserting the card.
what to look at. ok, ping is good, but while doing so check what
ifconfig is reporting. see that packets are getting tx/rx'd. try
saving boot messages during a successful boot and compare them to an
unsuccessful one - maybe an irq problem with devices being found in a
certain order? also network lights on the hub or card are very helpful,
as are arp tables on the client and target.
on my system if the network goes down (ie, i lose my link light) the
card usually gets in a funk. i can connect to a machine on the local
lan iff i ping flood it. however just ejecting the card, pausing a
second or two,and then reinserting it fixes the problem.
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