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[SLUG] linux locks up cisco - but how/why?
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- Subject: [SLUG] linux locks up cisco - but how/why?
- From: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 10:20:35 +1000
- Reply-to: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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I have a Cisco 800 router managed by powertel (don't ask!) which failed
mysteriously recently, apparently "caused" by an Ubuntu box. When
Ubuntu was disconnected, the cisco came back to life and worked normally.
Has anyone run into this before:
Cisco -> switch -> Ubuntu warty
-> several Macintosh
-> 3 x Debian Sarge
-> Windows XP (powertel guy's testing laptop)
I could ping around my LAN, including Ubuntu, but the cisco was not
responding from either the net, or my lan. I was getting a mixture of
unreachable messages, with the occassional 3 second ping response (about
one in twenty).
The whole problem went away after unplugging/rebooting/reconnecting Ubuntu
and hasn't recurred! The nice powertel man suggested a network card
hardware problem in Ubuntu - but why would that lock up their cisco?