Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Mark Shields <laebshade@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Connection to linux server dying on both connected devices
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 17:07:29
1 Hello list. I've been reading this mailing list for a while now and have
2 taken great pleasure in reading some of these e-mails. But now the time has
3 come for me to present a problem I hope you all can help me with. I
4 recently reinstalled Gentoo (stage3) after my hard drive crashed in my
5 server (it sounded like the hard drive arm was waltzing across the
6 platters). I followed the home router guide,
7, as I've done before, and
8 as before I emerged dhcp instead of using dnsmasq as my dhcp server. Ever
9 since I reinstalled I've had a problem where I've had to disable/enable my
10 NIC in windows and powercycle my MTA (Motorola vt1004, Vonage) to get a
11 connection; if I attempt to traceroute from my Windows XP box it gives the
12 error "request timed out". I thought it was something wrong with the DHCP
13 server so I set static IPs on both the MTA and Windows box, but I woke up
14 this morning and it is still doing it. Again, I had to disable/enable my NIC
15 in windows and powercycle my MTA to get the connection working on both the
16 windows box and the MTA. No cables had to be unplugged/replugged and
17 nothing else reset.
19 Any suggestions?
21 --
22 - Mark Shields