What's happening

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Jun 23 18:02:27 UTC 2009

David Kelly writes:

>  > Can anyone explain this:
>  > 
>  > Jun 23 17:09:09 zeus kernel: fxp0: link state changed to DOWN
>  > Jun 23 17:22:25 zeus kernel: fxp0: link state changed to UP
>  > 
>  > What's causing this???
>  The wire was disconnected during that time. Possibly the
>  hub/switch lost power, or the modem was down.

	It also happens to some cards during boot-up.  I have an Intel
Pro/1000, connected to a live switch; during boot I get an
UP->DOWN->UP transition.
	As far as I can tell, it's harmless.  To the OP: does this
transition affect traffic?

				Robert Huff

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