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Bug 85676 - With the current Kernel, nfs and/or ping stopped working
Summary: With the current Kernel, nfs and/or ping stopped working
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-05 21:46 UTC by Partha Bagchi
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:36 UTC

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Description Partha Bagchi 2003-03-05 21:46:16 UTC
Description of problem:
I updated to the latest kernel (the problem is the same with the previous kernel
 release, but not the one before). That is, the problem occurs with Kernel
2.4.18-24.8.0 and 2.4.18-26.8.0. After the upgrade to these kernels on the
server, I am unable to either ping the server (no route to the host) or mount
nfs directories.rpcinfo -p <server> returns the same thing. However, if I switch
to kernel 2.4.18-19.8.0, nfs works again. The remote machine trying to connect
to the server does not have a problem even if it is running the latest kernel.
However, if the remote machine is turned into a server, the same problem arises.
Note that the machines are on the same local area network running through a
linksys router (if that is important).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade server to latest kernel.
2. Make nfs available.
3. ping server (no route to host)
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-06 09:21:56 UTC
what network card is this ?

Comment 2 Partha Bagchi 2003-03-06 23:42:44 UTC
The network card on the laptop is wpc11 (wireless linksys card), the network
card on the server is WUSB11 (linksys USB wireless card). As I said, if I revert
the server to kernel 2.4.18-19.8.0, then I am fine with ping and nfs etc. The
latest 2 kernels wont let me do that. 

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:36 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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