Ok so the plot thickens...
Yesterday I went complaining to the tech guys at university and they were as kind as to give me a new machine. Pentium celeron 1.2 gHz wich is twice the previous speed, so I was incredibly glad.
I install the new system and start ftp-ing the files that need to be hosted. BLAM: it freezes during the transfer.
And guess what? Same problem. PC works for some time then gives out.
Wich would lead me to three conclusions:
1. I suck at installing a server and keep making the same horrible mistake without knowing it
2. The system software (mandrak 9.2; my RedHat cd's were at home so I had to) is out dated and I should installing Fedora core 2 or something like that
3. There is something amiss with the location were the server is beinig kept. It can't be a power problem, could it possibly be that there is a problem with the IP I'm using?
Any help would be greatly appreciated...