On 8/28/06, Andrew Kemp <akemp at iquest dot net> wrote:
> the entire box freezes, snmp stops responding, i monitor the box from
> the outside world with cacti via pings and the graphs show that the ip
> was unpingable for the duration of the outage until a reboot. i also
> console in and the keyboard is unresponsive.
Yes, I experienced exactly the same with onboard (fxp) intel cards.
I even had a box with keyboard and monitor directly attached to it
when it crashed.
It was totally inresponsive in every way. I solved the problem by
changing the onboard intel nic with a cheap realtek 8139d nic and
didn't use the onboard nic anymore. All nics in the box are realtek
For the moment the uptime of that box is 56 days, so I guess it's ok :-)
Best Regards, Yves