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Re: Newbie with Login Issues

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 06:03:49PM -0700, Billy Gedney wrote:
>    Hey,
>    I'm a bit of a newb, so please forgive me in advance.   I'm running
>    Fedora 8 on a home-brew P4 2.8 with 1 gig of ram.  I am trying to run
>    Adobe's Flash Media Server, and I was in the middle of streaming, we
>    get like 15 minutes in it the connection from the encoder goes dead.
>    The box it's self is alive and everything, I even have internet
>    connectivity, but when I ping the box, it wont respond...  So I reset
>    it.
>    On the way back up, the Sendmail service decides it's gonna not start.
>    So I interactive boot, I dont need it, when it fully booted, I stopped
>    it and a few other services.
>    All is well now except that every like 10 minutes (we're normally
>    streaming by this time) the box is unreachable and we restart and now
>    login takes a serious 15 minutes...
>    I'm at a loss..

Watch your external IP address.  Google has a widget or just google for "my ip address"
I suspect that your dhcp lease has expired 'badly' and the connection is lost
because you have 'moved'.   

Depending on your ISP and internet connectivity package you might find
that increasing the lease time and or renewal timers will help.   You do
want to have your lease renewed before it expires.  Do note that the
dhcp server for your internet connection belongs to your ISP and cannot
be configured by you.  If you have a NAT box that has a secondary dhcp
server you can configure it.  ifconfig will let you see what your NAT box
(wireless, Linksys, netgear, etc.) assignes locally.

If the above is 'magic' to you tell us more about your internet connection setup.

Do not ignore the four previous posts.... 

	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
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