Bug 1032 - network connection lost if ethernet switch reboots
Summary: network connection lost if ethernet switch reboots
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-02-03 03:39 UTC by simon.greaves
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-02-06 01:18:24 UTC

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Description simon.greaves 1999-02-03 03:39:21 UTC
PC is connected via UTP to an central ethernet switch. If
the switch is rebooted the PC can no longer use the network,
any attempts block/timeout.

Win32 clients on the same switch do not see the same
problem, once the switch is up they may continue - ie the
previous connections are restored.

I've tried restarting the network using
'/etc/rc.d/init.d/network' but this doesn't help, so far the
only fix I've found is a reboot.

The PC has a static IP address and a static route, ethernet
card is a Digital PCI card with a tulip chipset (same as the
Win32 boxes), config is pretty vanilla I think.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-02-06 01:18:59 UTC
We have a switch located in our test lab and I was unable to cause
this to occur, I am just guessing but it could possibly be hardware
related and would suggest trying a different card.

Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-02-07 22:18:59 UTC
Thanks for the comment. FYI all client PC's have the same make/model
ethernet card, and the one in the Linux box has been swapped for a new
one just in case. Don't think I get the problem if the same PC runs
win95 when the switch reboots. Also, I never saw this problem with
some 'simple' ethernet switches, so it could be specific to the
Digital switch firmware too. Will maybe raise this with ethernet code

Thanks again,


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