On 2000.06.15, Andrew Morton wrote:
: Let me quote "Brian" from last week:
: ``The web servers (~10Mb/s) last about 3 days on <NIC>. With all
: the Linux zealots talking about taking on Sun and the "enterprise,"
: I'd drop dead laughing if they weren't my servers.''
Indeed. I'm in the same boat as "Brian." I've tried everything
I can think of to keep our web server up. In the end, it's looking like
the answer is using watchdog(8) to monitor the Ethernet interface, with
a repair script which reinitializes it when it fails. I've currently
got a NetGear Tulip card in the machine, but I've had problems with
the vortex and eepro100 drivers as well.
I *never* thought I'd be fighting off our NT pushers because
our Linux web server seemed unreliable... :( Oh, well.
[I'm on the vortex list, not the netdev list, by the way...]
Tres Hofmeister <tres@xxxxxxxxxxxx> http://www.rap.ucar.edu/~tres/
Research Applications Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research