I have a pretty standard Debian 5.0.2 system (2.6.26-2-amd64 kernel), with a 4-core Phenom processor. Everything has been working great for years, and suddenly during a reboot, I got an error message about statd failing.
Indeed, I didn't have any network interface.
I was able to bring up eth0 with:
ifconfig eth0 up
But there was no ipv4 address. I added a static address with:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.248
and, then brought up eth0, and restarted networking. [This is the address my router has reserved and forwards to for this server, so that's why I'm not using DHCP]. At least I had an interface again. I can ssh into the machine, and Apache is serving pages again. So it appears that the networking card, cable, and router are all still working well.
For good measure, I restarted portmap.
Now, at least, I get the following:
# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:8c:c2:03:2c inet addr:192.168.0.248 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::224:8cff:fec2:32c/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:2131 errors:0 dropped:49777272750 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:377 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:151268 (147.7 KiB) TX bytes:61530 (60.0 KiB) Interrupt:254 Base address:0x2000
Well, when I try to restart nfs-common, I again get a "failed!" message:
# /etc/init.d/nfs-common restart Stopping NFS common utilities: statd. Starting NFS common utilities: statd failed!
Also, I still cannot ping from the machine, receiving an unknown host error.
# ping www.ping.com ping: unknown host www.ping.com
And I cannot ssh off the machine (receiving a "name or service not known error"), but I can ssh into the machine just fine.
Finally, when I reboot, I have to manually add the IP address again. This, despite the fact that the correct info is still in the interfaces file:
# cat /etc/network/interfaces # -------------- # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth0 #iface eth0 inet dhcp # Static address auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.248 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.0.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255 gateway 192.168.0.1
I can't think of anything that might have changed to cause this problem. I searched my root history to verify that I hadn't been doing anything.
This did follow, however, a hard shut-down due to a prolonged power failure. I don't think there was a surge. All the drives checked fine on reboot. Just the networking seemed messed up.
Any help or hints you could give me would be greatly appreciated.