David Schulz wrote: > Hello all, > > every once in a while i have a machine (6.1) that out of the blue, > sometimes after days, some after 6 months, looses Ethernet Connectivity. When something is frequently erratic, suspect software. But your problem looks like intermittent hardware. I have observed that the LAN will be marked down if you boot without it connected. Then if you connect the LAN and click a web bookmark, it will recover automatically without human intervention.
CAT5 LAN cables with RJ45 plugs are not very robust. And people tend to handle them carelessly... stepping on them, tripping over them etc. They are usually single strand copper which can break inside the insulation with frequent flexing. The RJ45 plugs have poor strain relief such that the outer insulation pulls out of the plug creating another failure point. So for vexing problems like yours, I would examine the hardware very closely. Cheers, -BobMc- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"