For no apparent reason, every now and again one of my Linux systems stops
running - it still responds to pings, and attempts to telnet to it succeed
in connecting, but no telnet (or ftp) daemon responds.
The wierd thing is that I can't find a trigger for it - sometimes it happens
after just a day or two, sometimes after 2 weeks. I really need the system
up 24/7, and the sooner the better (it will be taking a lot of load off one
ot the other systems, which is regularly getting it's load up to 7).
Another odd thing is that the logging daemons don't record anything
happening during the time it's non-functional, but news.daily seems to have
run OK (well, almost - no Daily Report has been received, but the logs have
been trimmed). The logging daemon does seem to be running OK during this
time though, as it recorded the shutdown when I had someone give it the
16Mb EDO RAM
1.6G Maxtor EIDE drive
ASUS SC-200 PCI SCSI card (driving a CD jukebox and tapedrive)
NE2000 ethernet card
Trident video card (but it runs headless)
kernel version 2.0.29
I am thinking that maybe this is a bug with Debian 1.2.0, as I've installed
that on another system with similar problems, but I'm not in a position to
upgrade this machine just yet (it isn't net-connected - yet).
Any other ideas?