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 From:  Jukka Salmi <j+m0n0wall at 2009 dot salmi dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] network connectivity suddenly gone until m0n0wall restart
 Date:  Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:45:39 +0100
Mat Mirabito --> INBOX.Lists.m0n0.m0n0wall (2009-01-22 20:43:50 +1000):
> Is there another PC you can test with to isolate the problem?

Unfortunately not...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jukka Salmi [mailto:j plus m0n0wall at 2009 dot salmi dot ch] 
> Sent: Thursday, 22 January 2009 8:42 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] network connectivity suddenly gone until m0n0wall
> restart
> 
> Hello,
> 
> on some remote sites with the following simple setup
> 
>              +--------+  +----------+
>   ---(inet)--+ router +--+ m0n0wall |
>              +--------+  +----+-----+
>                               |
>                            +--+--+
>                            | PC  |
>                            +-----+
> 
> I'm having network connectivity problems between the m0n0wall (running
> on an ALIX) and the PC.
> 
> Shortly after the m0n0wall and the PC are powerd up everything runs
> fine.  But after the PC has been restarted a few times (yes, it's
> running the OS of choice for an unexplicable huge number of people) I
> suddenly can't reach (ping) it anymore from the m0n0wall.  The m0n0wall
> logs show several link change message for the interface the PC is
> connected to, probably caused by rebooting the PC; the last such message
> indicates that the link is UP again.  But in the m0n0wall DHCP logs
> there's no request from the client since its restart...
> 
> And now the funny thing: after restarting the m0n0wall now, I'm able to
> reach the PC again.
> 
> The first thing I suspected was a DHCP client problem, but I see the
> same problem even if the client's IP configuration is done statically.
> 
> Is anybody seeing a similar problem?
> 
> 
> TIA, Jukka
> 
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