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InDIo 02-05-2004 01:21 PM

Box randomly reboots...how do I find out why?
 
I have a wifi free-hotspot on my terrace, running RH90. It has 3 wlan interfaces, and 1 ethernet. It routes packets to and from the rest of our community wireless network.

I experience random crashes...For ex, it works fine for 15 days, and one night, I just loose any response from it. When I go to the roof for a hard reboot, the machine is working, the lights of the WLAN cards are working normally...but nobody pings anything through it.:cry:

Can anybody help on tracking down why this happens? Are there any logs that I can check? I couldn't find something useful in /var/log/.. Maybe because I don't know what I should be looking for....

HELP!
For the curious:rooftop PC project(in Greek only unfortunately)

questionasker 02-05-2004 11:06 PM

are you sure these are "random"?

maybe it becomes overheated, or just exceeds bandwidth.

InDIo 02-06-2004 02:24 AM

Both cannot be true. The box is coooool(its cold here) and wifi conections can't reboot a 400Mhz PIII due to traffic.....

dopefish 02-06-2004 06:45 AM

check /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages

questionasker 02-07-2004 10:23 PM

400mhz P3? i didnt realize they made those.
your hardware is rather old, maybe RH9.0 doesnt support it good.


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