On Friday 17 October 2008 23:24:00 Nerius Landys wrote: > I have an always-on FreeBSD box which is connected to the internet. My ISP > is some cable company and the IP address is determined via DHCP; I used to > always get the same IP address but recently the address seems to be > changing very frequently whenever I reboot the machine. > > My problem is that recently, after being on for a day or so, the internet > connection to the FreeBSD box breaks down, it stops working or becomes very > intermittent/flaky. I then reboot the machine, and thereafter it usually > uses a new IP address and the internet connection returns fo running fine. > There is no need to reboot the cable modem.
If this is an always on machine, it makes no sense, unless the ISP is doing agressive accounting on there IP's: - give out a lease for x hours - but invalidate it anyway after <x hours. Doing a periodic dhclient -r would probably fix your problem, though the correct solution would be to complain with your ISP and switch to the competition if they don't get their stuff together. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"