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Tom Marchand m0rchand at comcast.net
Tue Jul 10 14:19:40 UTC 2007

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: scuba at centroin.com.br
> Hi all,
>  	I have a server in a host service that stopped this morning. After 
> a contact with the service support of them, I got the following answer to 
> the problem:
> [quote]
> Due to a failed switch replacement FreeBSD did not restore the network 
> link. This is a farly common issue with FreeBSD.
> I restarted the server and it should be back online shortly.
> [end quote]
>  	It's a P4-3GHz, with the following, probably on-board, ether card:
> vr0: <VIA VT6102 Rhine II 10/100BaseTX> port 0xcc00-0xccff mem 
> 0xfdffe000-0xfdffe0ff irq 23 at device 18.0 on pci0
>  	Is this a really known problem? Is there anything I can do to 
> avoid reboot?
>  	I have some (local) servers with FBSD and never had such problem.
> - Marcelo
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I've experienced this problem too.  My ISP replaced a switch and my FBSD server never regained network connectivity.  I had to logon via the console and reboot.

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