losing connection with static ip
On a debian box, I updated /etc/network/interfaces to give me a static ip, rather than use pump for dhcp.
So from a different client box, I can ssh into the server. However, now after a period of inactivity, my ssh connection goes inactive until I ping the ssh client from the server. It seems that pinging from the server "reminds" the server of the IP its supposed to have.
Maybe there is a dhcp daemon running that is resetting the IP? But ps -ef doesn't reveal anything running like dhcpd or pump.