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Old 12-16-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Line in /var/log/messages meaning bad ISP?


Hi:
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Dec 16 09:51:52 darkstar kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
Dec 16 09:52:12 darkstar kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
What is the meaning of these lines in /var/log/messages? Isn't this a brown-out in the signal coming from my ISP? Regards.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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These kinds of messages appear when the network interface loses its link. This can happen when the cable is disconnected, or perhaps when the interface on the attached device is de-activated by something like a reboot. You may be able to see the link LED on the ethernet connector go off and on synchronously with the messages you observe. What is the nature of the device to which the host is connected?

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Old 12-16-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. My machine is directly connected to a modem and the company coaxial cable is directly connected to the modem.
 
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Quite likely, the ISP does some kind of reconfiguration of the cable modem through the WAN connection, or the cable modem is faulty, or your cabling is flaky. Are the messages you see frequent? regular? If they seem to occur on a scheduled basis, then you can probably chalk it up to some kind of maintenance by your ISP.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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Yes, occur on a regular basis. But it's been now almost a month I'm having problems with my internet connection. And my ISP knows. So I'll wait till the problem is fixed.
 
  


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