Just a note. I found out this week that the DHCP client in Linux eventually times out trying to get a lease. These machines won't recovery without manual intervention unless there is a watchdog set.
On Aug 6, 2017 8:32 AM, "Dick Steffens" <d...@dicksteffens.com> wrote: > On 08/05/2017 11:56 PM, Russell Senior wrote: > > "Dick" == Dick Steffens <d...@dicksteffens.com> writes: > > > > Dick> Two times over the last three days my machine has dropped its > > Dick> Ethernet connection. It doesn't say it's dropped, but I can't see > > Dick> beyond the machine, not even other machines in the house. Using > > Dick> the widget on the top bar on the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 screen I > > Dick> manually drop and then reconnect, and all is well again. > > > > Dick> I've never had this happen on other machines running various > > Dick> versions of Ubuntu. Any ideas on where to look to see why the > > Dick> connection is dropping? > > > > Do you still have a dhcp lease? That is, is there a reasonable ip > > address attached to the interface? Do you have a link? When you say > > "dropped" does that mean to anywhere? Do you have a default route? > > Good questions. Next time it happens I'll check those. And yes, > "dropped" does mean to anywhere. I have two other machines on my desk > that it cannot see. They all go through the same switch to get to the > router. I didn't check both, but I had no trouble getting out to the > Internet with one of them. > > -- > Regards, > > Dick Steffens > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@lists.pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@lists.pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug