[CentOS] Pause after network initialization

Thu Apr 13 18:07:01 UTC 2006
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

Is there a "proper" way to put in a pause after network initialization to 
make sure the network *really* is up?  I've had this issue for a while 
with e1000 cards (even on 100MB networks), where the first NFS mount will 
fail b/c the network reports up but isn't, really.  Now, I'm also seeing 
the same issue on cluster nodes hooked to a switch with jumbo frames 

I used to hack it with a 'sleep 60' at the end of the "start" function in 
/etc/init.d/network, but that goes away whenever initscripts gets updated. 
My new hack is to put 'mount -a -t nfs' in /etc/rc.local.  Any other 

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University