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Old 01-25-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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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.

Any ideas?
Old 01-29-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "goes inactive"? Does the connection die?
What happen to the server? Can they ping each other after the connection "goes inactive"?
What does the ifconfig on the client/server say before and after the problem?


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