Description of problem:
I do not use NetworkManager due to various issues I have had with it in the past. I stop and turn it off and start network on startup. This is for ISP grand usage and mail servers. I have a checker that pings a near peer every minute and starts the network if it stops. Randomly on 2 different machines, one 32 bit with FC11 on a Dell 64 bit server and 1 32 bit VMWare on a Dell PowerEdge 64 bit server with the latest kernels the network hangs and won't connect out and has to be restarted. Sometimes rebooting helps for a while. I have not found a corresponding log entry in a full syslog.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Multiple - FC10 kernel 184.108.40.206-170.82.fc10.i686 other unknown b/c I took it out of service.
Start up system with normal network loads and it hangs after a period of time. I have done all updates.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run server with normal load using network service.
2. Use a pinger to monitor server.
3. Network stops and no connections in or out.
No network connectivity
So are you saying that this problem didn't occur with NM? Also can you provide more details cos I wasn't able to reproduce such a problem here. Take a look on wireshark and try to figure where you don't get responses for your packets.
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