Network connection dropping after idle
I apologise if i have listed this in the wrong section.
I have an issue where i have 2 NIC's in a machine running fedora core 6. eth0 connects directly to the internet, eth1 connects to a large corporate network, combination of windows and linux.
When i boot my machine both NIC's connect correctly allowing me access to both networks. I can happily work all day like that.
When i leave the machine for an extended period of time eth1(which is default gateway normally) seems to lose connection as the default gateway, i am assuming that it is going to an idle state or similar and not waking correctly. This results in a quick, but irritating reboot to solve the issue.
I have seen this issue previously when on a Linux administration course, but cannot remember for the life of me how to remedy this issue.
I hope you guys can help