Hmmm, I'm a bit skeptical of this explanation, for the following reason.
The same kernel and source tree is on 4 identical boxes (4 P120's), and
the 1 P6, and the P6 only has this problem. Swapping cards and slots
doesn't fix it either, it's only on the P6.
So I'm thinking a hardware problem of somekind, but I can't imagine what.
3com cards work fine, the adaptec works fine, just the darn network card.
On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Kurt Olsen wrote:
I've seen this same behavior and a knowledgable friend tells me it's a
common bug. Claims that it expires the arp entry for the default router,
so you can't talk to it from anywhere outside the subnet. A work-around
is to have either a cron job that pings out of your subnet every few minutes,
or just do what I do and:
% ping -i 300 <somedistanthost> >& /dev/null &
I haven't look into the kernel to see if this is the case though, but the
ping does the job (as well as logging in from the console, then telneting