The original question was:
> On two computers, the ethernet interface stops working randomly.
> This means: Other computers cannot ping (=no response) the broken ones,
> also from those ill computers I cannot ping others. Static routes, class C
> addresses, `ifconfig -a' and `netstat -rn' show the same thing before and
> after the etherface stopped working. Reboot seems to be the only way
> to reestablish the communication. The `watch-net' prom command still
> reports a lot of good packets (=dots)!
The solution (found by miself) was:
Move the computers to a cooler room!
Other solutions (none worked, since it was a hardware problem):
Charles Holbrook: Check for a correct arp entry, and if it isn't there try
arp -s hostname a:b:c:d:e:f pub
Casper Dik: Look at patches 103244-03 and 103903-03
Put the line cable-selection="aui"; in /kernel/drv/le.conf
Seth Rothenberg: Check if other machines use the same IP
WBorba@BSE.COM.uy: Reset the interface with ifconfig le0 inet ...
VAX/VMS & Sparc/Solaris System Admin
Student at "Politehnica" University of Bucharest (PUB), Romania
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