I created a local network between two machines that were connected via
a 200ft cable.
I used the following on the machines to set it up:
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0
When I start a ping from machien 1 to machine 2 it works for a while
and then all of a sudden the host is no longer reachable
When I go over to machine 2 the ip address has been lost
Is this normal? Should I have a background process which checks ifdown
and if the network is down it attempts to reestablish?
I am trying to get some useful network latency statistics out of this