Hi there –
One of our servers had opensuse 11.1 installed as an upgrade from opensuse 10.3 on Monday of this week, and has lost its network connection twice in as many days. The network cards on the server, of which one is currently in use and the other is up with the same ip address but not currently connected to the network, are the NetXtreme BCM5722 gigabit ethernet PCI express model. The cards are configured to run at 100Mbps Full Duplex with Autonegotiation turned off.
A check of the Online Update utility, with the filter set to Needed Patches, did not list anything at the present time.
The time of the disconnect from the network appears to be around 11:30 at night. This coincides with a cron job that runs a script designed to initiate the freshclam virus definition update script, and subsequently run the clamscan utility. I am suspicious of this being the cause, but it is something that deserves mention.
Has anyone seen this before, and know what the cause is as well as how it can be corrected? Thanks.