Linux Network Woes, Redux

Once again, the network connection failed on my Linux machine. No helpful error messages, no warnings … nothing of use to a prole like me. But a reboot “solved” the problem. Oddly, once again, my Windows box was a sanity check, as it continued to maintain the connection, even through resetting both the cable modem and the router.

Gads. Is Linux becoming more like (classic?) Windows, for better and for worse?

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2 thoughts on “Linux Network Woes, Redux

  1. Maybe a funky port on your router?

    Next time, you might try (as root, or with sudo)

    /etc/init.d/network stop

    Followed by:

    /etc/init.d/netword start

    and see if that helps.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. I did try that, and the output in /var/log/messages did not show anything obvious. There was a line:

    Jun 26 21:24:38 castor dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.

    which I’d seen before (see earlier post). In that case, as in this one, rebooting did the trick. Perhaps there was some lower-level service that had to be restarted.

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