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I really didn't know where to put this but here seemed to be the best place. I am terribly sorry for the exceedingly long post
I have been having issues with my Debian box randomly not being able to connect to the net.
I originally thought it was a DNS problem, but it seems to be deeper than that.
When this issue arises, Firefox can't find the sites I try to connect to, I can't ping websites, e.g. ping google.com
What makes it worse is the fact that I can't ping local IP addresses, I just get 'destination host unreachable'.
But this only affects the Debian box (not the slow as treacle through a tuba Windows XP box from which I'm posting this.)
I then thought it was a mis-configuration problem, but it happens no matter whether I set eth0 to DHCP or manually configure it.
I have checked the cables and I have checked all the settings on the web-min interface of the router.
What makes me think this is a hardware issue is the fact that even when the box is shut down the status light corresponding to the box shows data transfer continuously.
EDIT: Oh, and Ethereal on the Windows box shows no data transfer from the *nix box.
Switching the plugs to different sockets doesn't help, and this problem is completely random. It also affects LiveCDs, not just the normal Debian I boot.
Last edited by hacker supreme; 06-03-2007 at 01:35 PM.