[ale] network rant

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 19 18:01:49 EDT 2005

stale routes?

-Jim P.

On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 17:29 -0400, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> If the external IP address and DNS for a systems changes, why do I have
> to REBOOT the linux machine to make all of the networking function
> properly?!?!?!
> Changed an ISP. Migrated all of the old IP's to the new IP's. Migrated
> the firewall to use the new IP's. Restarted networking and firewall.
> Found the LAN couldn't browse to certain web sites (<gag><spit>AOL,
> MSN</spit></gag>). Went round and round with MTU settings, traceroutes,
> tcpdump, tequila (it didn't help, but it calmed things down a bit).
> Finally, I rebooted the firewall box and all was right with the world.
> When, oh when, is the networking stack going to FLUSH memory on startup?
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