Dear community, I am having continuous problems with ADSL connections and FreeBSD servers. I am running a few dozens of FreeBSD boxes and today in the morning a lot of them were without internet connectivity. Looks like our provider had some maintenance work or something.
What happened: the tech guy at one of the customers first rebooted the server 2 times and then he called me. We tried together: 1. first we tried to ping an internet IP address and the reply was "No buffer space available". After that we did "killall -9 ppp" until all the ppp processes died. After that we ran /etc/rc.d/ppp-user (it's a 5.3 box) again but the connection wouldn't come up (no route to host, when pinging). 2. After reboot everything worked as it should. I really don't like to reboot servers as soon as they lose DSL connectivity. Is there any "proper" way to reset the connection (network card?) so that the connection restores without a reboot? Previously I've been running Linux on these servers and at that time I didn't have these problems - a reset of modem would always resolve the problem. Mostly I am using rl network cards, if that's an helpful info, but somewhere I also have sis and others. My ppp.conf: default: set log Phase Chat LCP IPCP CCP tun command set ifaddr 10.0.0.1/0 10.0.0.2/0 SiOL: set device PPPoE:rl0 set authname user set authkey pass set dial set login set redial 5 0 add default HISADDR My ppp.linkup: MYADDR: !bg sh -c "/sbin/pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf" My rc.conf (ppp entries): ppp_enable="YES" ppp_profile="SiOL" ppp_mode="ddial" ppp_nat="NO" Thanks for your help, Nejc
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