machine goes deaf to network connections - please help
cswiger at mac.com
Thu Feb 17 20:01:49 GMT 2005
MacConnect Home Office wrote:
> I have a strange problem on my hands. I have a mail server running
> qmail and vpopmail, and FreeBSD 4.2. The machine does decent volume.
> Periodically the machine will just go deaf to network connections for 15
> - 20 minutes at a time. When this happens, both the link light on the
> machine and the link light on the switch go amber. I've tried to
> troubleshoot this from every angle. I've checked the settings on the
> switch (they're fine). In fact, when this problem happens, the switch
> isn't reporting any errors on the port. I've swapped ethernet cables,
> put the machine on another switch, and swapped ethernet cards, all to no
I don't suppose the system is going into power-saving made, by any chance?
BTW, if you do indeed have 4.2, you are a few years out of date and ought to
upgrade to 4.11.
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