Ever since I purchased RedHat 7.0, I have not been able to
surf the web or download files for any length of time. After
about 5-10 minutes, the web-browsing comes to a screeching
halt, and FTPs generally stall within the first minute.
I know that this is a Linux problem because I use the same
dial-up ISP account during the day using my Win98 laptop and I never
experience any problems.
At night, when I try to access the web with Linux, I always
I can take sniffer traces of either an FTP or of some web-
browsing if you like - this way you can see exactly what is
going on. Just give me an e-mail address and I will send
you a text file of some traces (this problem is not difficult to reproduce
- it happens everytime I access the Internet with Linux).
I too have this problem. After much searching I managed to find a post on
another site regarding this problem. The author of this message suggested that
he had had moderate success if you ping a host for around 40 seconds as soon as
the link comes up. I have had moderate success with this, but I'm not sure that
it's just a coincidence. My problem may be a little harder to reproduce in that
occasionally my session can go for 20 or so minutes before grinding to a halt.
Feel free to e-mail me if more specific information is required.
This bug should be moved up to high priority. I'm having the same problem with
a 3com 10/100bT network card on a system with an ASUS A7V motherboard and a
700mhz AMD Duron processor. After 10-20 minutes of uptime on the network, the
computer will lose its connection altogether and must be restarted with "ifup
That is, the ethernet connection must be reinstated with ifup eth0. Since the
hardware is incompatible with RedHat 6.2 (and most other linux distros) I can't
really test the system with another version of Linux to see if it's a kernel
problem. However, the 3com card was stable in another box running Red Hat 6.x
for quite a while, so it's most likely not a problem.
Nix my two comments above, it appears to be a problem with pump and dhcp not
functioning correctly when updating hostname information. Refer to bug 18174.
This bug may depend upond that one.
Redhat 7 Sucks !
FTP does not work. telnet is too slow !!
What are the chances of getting some action on this bug report - it appears to
have been sitting here since November 2000, without anything happening to it.
It anyone from RedHat actually listening?
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora
Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.
Closing as "not a bug" for now.