Connection lost when transferring data (solved)
I've recently acquired a fitPC2 and intented to use it as a 24/7 server (backup file server, music streaming, wiki...). I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop on it. I've installed all the services that I needed (HTTP, FTP...), tested them... everything worked fine and I was every happy about it... until I started storing data on it.
I'll try and be brief. I've transferred my data from Windows (on another PC) to the fitPC2 server (several gigabytes of data). But then, the connection would cut off randomly (the fitPC2 is unreachable... the rest of the network is fine). Each time, I had to restart the server manually (no screen/keyboard/mouse connected). After several tests, I found out that the problem was the network on the fitPC2... sort of.
Let me explain: I used netperf to try and test the network. After roughly 10 seconds of network exchange, my Windows PC would lose connection with the fitPC2. Weird thing is... sometimes (not always) the connection would come back after a minute! ... Even weirder, when the connection is severed, I immediately try to plug my keyboard, mouse and screen on the fitPC2 to do some debugging... and each time I do so, the fitPC2 would immediately come back online! Reading the logs, it appears that Linux doesn't even notice that the connection was lost!! And because that would be too easy, when I disconnect the keyword/mouse and screen, the network would (sometimes) go back offline!!!
Does anyone have the same problem as I? Have I done something wrong? (I'm not really an expert in Linux...)
I've installed the fitPC2 version of the Linux Kernel (found on the fitPC2 website). I've also deactivated the WiFi module.
Thank you in advance, I'm out of idea at this point!