Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65345
Stops connecting to the Internet
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (Win98; U)
Description of problem:
This issue is not just related to Nescape. It also happens with Mozilla and Konquerer.
My system will stop connecting to the internet. This happens spuratically when I am browsing the Internet. It doesn;t matter what browser I am
using. I can still ping the site EX: ping www.yahoo.com, but when I use a bowser it justs says
Connect: Contacting host: www.yahoo.com
when this happens sendmail also stops.
ifconfig shows no problems, and it is not resolved when I restart
This problem started when I upgraded to 7.2 about 3 months ago and continues after I just upgraded to 7.3
The only way to resolve is to reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Browse the Internet
My system has a Althon 1.2G Processor w/ 128 Meg os Ram
Please help, this problem really causes me problems
I forgot to mention that it also effects other services such as sendmail
Perhaps this is an issue with your network driver? What network driver are you
I have 2 network cards. They use the sis900 and dmfe drivers. This only
happens though when I surf the Internet. If I leave this system alone there are
perhaps an issue with firewall setting. If it's in this case, please disable it
and try again.
This only happens when I surf the internet. Sometime I can surf for 2 or 3 days
with no problem, other times I make it only 10 minutes. I can't find any
relationship with the sites that I visit when the problem starts.
it's not a bug in internet-config. It's just a config tool and cannot cause such
i assigned it to correct component.
Are there any weird messages in /var/log/messages when this happens (eg when
this happens, do weird messages show up)?
This *does* look like a firewall problem btw, if ping works the network card
Oh did you compile your own kernel and enable ECN ?
Nothing strange in /var/log/messages. I will look at that next time this
As for the kernel, nope I didn't compile the kernel.
As for the firewall situation, how could it be if the problem is spuratic? Can
I email you my firewall privately so that you could examine it?
ok if it's sporadic _to the same hosts_ then yes I doubt it's firewall.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/