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Old 05-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Determining Network status on abbreviated Linux system


I have and embedded system which apparently, due to space considerations, is missing lots of normal commands. I can get the following information by "cat /proc/version":

Linux version 2.4.19-uc0 (...) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)(ColdFire patches - 20010318 from http://fiddes.net/coldfire/)(-msep-data patches)) #461 Tue May 24 12:06:06 PDT 2011

At issue is the fact that, after some time, the system stops responding to the Network (e.g., you can ping it, then some time later you can't). We suspect that some sort of network monitor is accessing the device and causing the trouble, but don't know for sure.

What I would like to do is log some sort of useful network status information and/or be able to reset the network if I can figure out there is an issue from within the device.

I thought I had it all working using "/etc/init.d/network restart" but I've come to find out that the command is not recognised in this system. I also can't issue a "top" command to see what services are running. I can Telnet in, so I can try commands and see if they work.

Have any of you worked with such an abbr. system and if so, what might be around that I'm unaware of to help determine network status?

Thanks,

drb

Last edited by drb; 05-24-2011 at 07:43 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 05-24-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Hi drb, Welcome to LQ. If you can start an ssh session issue the following to see what is available.

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# ls /bin /sbin
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-25-2011, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hey PeaceDog,

Not much in there from what I see, but here is what I get...

/bin:
boot.v0
flopset
ls
mtderase
ping
ps
sh
version

/sbin:
aftpd
dServer
httpd
ifattach
inetd
netstart
pump
sdp
telnetd

Anything we can make use of?

drb
 
Old 05-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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What's in /etc? What system is this?

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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