[CentOS] Centos machine sometimes unreachable

Wed Aug 22 13:20:20 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Götz Reinicke wrote:
> Am 22.08.12 15:01, schrieb Richard Reina:
>> I have a simple perl script that every few hours pings the handful of
>> machines on my LAN. Lately I've sometimes been getting
>> ping of succeeded
>> ping of succeeded
>> ping of FAILED
>>   This machine in question has been running Centos faithfully for about
>> six years and no recent changes to it have been made. When I try and ping
> Recently I was faced with a similar problem (cant ping a device from
> time to time which was not touched for about two years...). My solution:
> check the lan cabel.
> The system I had problems with had been standing in the sun behind a
> window and the lan cabel was 'melting' and did not fit properly into the
> adapter.

Good thought! Could someone have moved non-computer hardware, like, say, a
desk or chair, or there's been some utility work, and the cable run's
impacted occasionally... or stepped on?