Re: Heck, why did the server freeze?
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:30:27 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Heck, why did the server freeze?
On Thu 25 Oct 2018 at 19:53:26 +0200, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
> Hi all,
> early this morning a network card burned out. A few hours later, the server
> was not responding on any network address, nor on the system console. I had to
> power it down.
> Upon rebooting, network errors were detected an I arranged the server to work
> with the available hardware. The last line logged was an incoming email from a
> spammer in Brazil. It shouldn't have triggered any severe damage. I found no
> breakdown hint in the logs.
> My theory is that the system didn't realize that the card was broken, didn't
> turn the interface down, and kept storing outgoing stuff until it blew off. Is
> that reasonable or should I be more paranoid?
You have given an exact diagnosis of your problem - the network
card failed. What's your problem? Replace it instead of agonising