two machines, one router, no connection
I've got 2 machines, one running Fedora the other Mac OS 9. In general the routing works, I've got netatalk configured, each are talking and have access to the web via an ethernet modem connected to a DSL router (no name).
The problem is after a while, when both are up, I lose connection to the router from both machines. After I reset, I cannot reconnect Linux without rebooting and this is successful only when I pull the cable from the Mac. I've tried simply restarting the network service but the lights remain out. When Linux is back up I can put the cable from the Mac back in and am (still) connected without having to restart. I know, it's unbelievable!
I really have no clue but I'm wondering if the configuration is indeed wrong. The DSL modem uses PPPoE, contains my ISP info and is setup as DHCP server, gateway IP is 10.0.02. On the other hand, the router is setup up to get an IP address automatically. Shouldn't this IP be static as 192.168.1.1 ?
Another related question: whenever I make a change to the network settings (neat) my hosts file is wiped clean and why doesn't the loopback entry appear in the GUI ?