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Ubuntu server - NIC suddenly loses connectivity

I'm scratching my head. I recently configured a server with two identical Intel NICs inside a DMZ. This morning at around 8:05, I successfully SSH'd in through the internal interface (via my LAN-based ...
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eth0 NIC Link is Down repeating message in kernel log

I've noticed since few days ago that same repeating kind of messages occurs and I positively can say that nothing was intentionally changed (installed/uninstalled) in that period. here's sample of ...
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Setting 2 IPs on Ubuntu 12.04 with two network adaptor card

There is a VPS runing ubuntu 12.04.3 server on vmware esxi 5. It has 2 valid static IPs and two network cards eth0 and eth1. but only one of the assigned ips is pingable from outside. (both ips ang ...
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MAC address allocation for channel-bonded interface

I've configured Channel-bonding (on RHEL/CentOS) with with balance-alb (mode=6) option: BONDING_OPTS="mode=balance-alb miimon=100 updelay=200 downdelay=200" which is working fine and according to ...
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I'm having problems getting CentOS to recognize an Intel Ethernet card. Any suggestions please?

I have a dual-port Intel Pro/1000 (82571EB) PCIe card. I've installed in into a Dell PowerEdge 1950 running CentOS 6.2 x64. The card is detected and the kernel module is loaded, but a start-up ...
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Broadcom BCM5716 Hangs on CentOS 6 Boot

I have a fresh CentOS 6 installation on a Dell R310 server with a Broadcom BCM5716. The onboard NIC is causing the boot to hang for some reason. Welcome to CentOS Linux Starting udev: udev: starting ...
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What network loads require NIC polling vs interrupts?

Does anyone have some data or basic calculations that can answer when frame coalescing (NAPI) is required and when a single interrupt per frame is sufficient? My hardware: IBM BladeServer HS22, ...
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NAPI vs Adaptive Interrupts

Could anyone please explain how two following technologies are used to mitigate interrupt overhead under high networking load? Adaptive-rx/Adaptive-tx, and NAPI; I would appreciate an answer that ...
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Distribute IP packets accross different NIC queues with MSI (Message Signalled Interrupts)

NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet NIC supports MSI feature (Message Signaled Interrupts) and it has 8 queues. Each queue has its own Interrupt handler in /proc/interrupts. What I am trying to ...
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How GRO (generic receive offload) works on more advanced NICs?

I am interested in particular answers: Does the NIC with GRO edits/creates TCP ACK or any other packets (or is this feature transparent to receiver/sender TCP stacks)? There should be a ...