Dropped DSL Connection w/Redhat 7.1
(sorry if its muddy; I'm still finding my way around)
I'm using DSL from SWB with a dynamic IP.
Recently I installed Redhat 7.1 telling it to use DHCP and everything went great.
However, the network connection drops every couple of hours and I can not figure out why.
I've checked messages and sometimes see a message that the lease on the address couldn't be renewed, but most of the time nothing in the log about dhcp or pump or the address lease.
When I check netstat I see address like default have disappeared.
When I check ifconfig it says everything is great (eth0 up and all)
Nameservers are in resolv.conf
If I restart the network or just bring eth0 down then up, everything is instantly OK again and not always accompanied by a change in IP.
At first I thought maybe it was somehow related to inactivity, but I used cron to do a ping every 15 minutes, and that didn't have any effect.
Other than having to cycle eth0 from time to time, it seems fine.
I think I have something screwy in my Linux setup because I tried a Mac and an NT machine and neither exhibits this behavior. (The NT machine complains frequently about difficulty renewing the lease in the log, but the connection doesn't seemt to every drop)
I'd love to where to start trying to work out this kink, any help would be greatly appreciated!