Internet connection

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Jul 5 05:06:03 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-07-04 at 15:51, Eric Tanguy wrote:
> I have an adsl connection. When i let my connection inactive for few
> hours, i can't access internet. I tried to switch it off and on after
> using system-control-network in the system gnome menu. But it does
> nothing. The only solution is to reboot. Anyone know why and how i can
> solve it ?
> Thanxes.
> Eric

Switching the modem on and off does nothing except reconnect/resync with
the telco.  It has no effect on restarting the network.

My experience with adsl was that the provider timed out the IP lease and
I had to get a new one frequently (at least every 8 hours).

The simplest way I found for that was to use "service network restart"
and it just reconnected and worked.  In fact I got so that I just ran
that command from cron so I did not have to worry about it after that.

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