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From: GertJan Spoelman (sl_at_gjs.cc)
Date: Sun Jul 14 2002 - 09:17:25 CDT
On Sunday 14 July 2002 13:27, Christian Bjørnbak wrote:
> I just upgraded a server running SuSE 7.2 (kernel 2.4.16,
> SuSEFirewall(=ipchains)) to SuSE 8.0 (kernel 2.4.18,
> The inside nic is a Intel ethernet card and the outside nic is a IBM
> olympic token ring card.
> The server is running as a internet gateway, router with masqurading and
> After the upgrade when using some protocols like ftp the server freezes and
> the caps lock and scroll lock LED's on the keyboard blinks.
That means kernel panic.
> I found out that using wget from the server against a ftp site made the
> server freeze. Then I tried stopping SuSEFirewall2 and there by removing
> any routing. Tried wget again - works fine.. Restarting the firewall and
> wget makes the server freeze...
> Can iptables make the server freeze like that??
I don't think so, probably it's a NIC driver problem
Which Intel driver are you using?
If it's the e100 or the eepro100 you first could try to use the other driver,
I had problems with the Intel driver (e100) but the eepro100 driver works
> Earlier we had some problems with stability in the token ring drivers in
> the original kernel of kernel 7.2 (2.4.7). But after upgrading the kernel
> 2.4.16 the problems disapered.
You also could try downgrade the kernel to that 2.4.16 and see if that solves
> As stated above the ipchains in SuSE 7.2 worked perfectly is the any issues
> in downgrading the firewall and continue using ipchains?
I don't think so, but if it is a NIC driver problem it wouldn't solve the
> Without conf files (I don't have them at hand before tomorrow) can anyone
> give me a lead to were the problem might be???
> The /var/log/messages doesn't contain any clue. Is there a log file some
> where or some I need to turn on to get some debug info???
If it's still possible you could look at tty10 (press <ALT> F10), maybe there
are some messages there which doesn't get written to the logfiles due to the
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