Weird turnoff

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Oct 3 13:00:29 UTC 2017

We had a couple of servers assembled in-house from components which
exhibited this behaviour.  We eventually traced it back to a BIOS
setting that would power down the NIC after a significant period
without traffic.  Apparently this is a power saving feature of some
BIOS intended for use on mobile platforms.

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