[CentOS] problem with machine "freezing" for short periods

Fri Jul 27 15:01:53 UTC 2012
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: "Vanhorn, Mike" <michael.vanhorn at wright.edu>

> As a followup, I've determined that it is network related, but I'm still
> not sure what the problem is. I did go back to CentOS 5.2, but the problem
> still exists with that version, too.
> Basically, what seems to be happening is that the network freezes around
> 30 seconds, and then picks right back up. There are no errors in any logs
> that I can find, and process that are running locally and that only depend
> on local resources keep right on going and don't have a problem.
> I have tried using a different network card (as opposed to the one on the
> motherboard), but the problem happens with that, too. It almost has to be
> a configuration issue, or a BIOS settting, but I don't get it.

Some kind of power saving "feature" or wake on lan...?