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Network Problems

Postby DANNDP » 2010/02/08 05:39:46

Hello my friends,

I'm having some problems in one of my Centos servers; i'm using Asterisk (an IP-PBX) and the PBX shows me that i'm having some network problems, asterisk experts tell me that the problem could be located in the eth port of the server or in the switch of the network...

Is there any command or procedure to check the status of the network ports on a Centos Server? what should i do first? is there any software to help me check my network? or may be stress the network with some application to check if the eht port goes down, that would be my guests....i hope you can help me

Best Regards

DD

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Re: Network Problems

Postby AlanBartlett » 2010/02/08 15:35:25

Not being an "in-depth" networking person, I'll suggest that the first thing is to take a look at the output returned by an ifconfig command.

Example: This is what I see --

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$ /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:4F:24:66:81 
          inet addr:192.168.1.3  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:4fff:fe24:6681/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:44605 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:1 frame:0
          TX packets:29107 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:42412551 (40.4 MiB)  TX bytes:10049743 (9.5 MiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x8000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:54 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:54 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:6452 (6.3 KiB)  TX bytes:6452 (6.3 KiB)

Check for any errors on the RX & TX packets lines.

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Network Problems

Postby gerald_clark » 2010/02/08 15:40:50

Please show the output of uname -a.
If you are running an out-if-the-box PBX package, you may not have a CentOS kernel.

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Re: Network Problems

Postby DANNDP » 2010/02/09 18:18:47

Thanks for the answer,

Following you will see my ifconfign output, seems to be OK:

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:5E:73:0E:40
inet addr:10.4.1.6 Bcast:10.4.1.15 Mask:255.255.255.240
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6797176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8007127 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
Interrupt:169 Memory:ce000000-ce012100

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:387756 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:387756 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

w1g1 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MTU:8 Metric:1
RX packets:337180075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:337180075 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1089
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
Interrupt:217 Memory:f8ca0000-f8ca1fff

w2g1 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
UP POINTOPOINT NOARP MTU:8 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:338336
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
Interrupt:217 Memory:f8ca0000-f8ca1fff

What should i check now my friend?

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Re: Network Problems

Postby DANNDP » 2010/02/09 18:29:25

Thanks my friend,

Following the output from uname -a

[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.9-89.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Jun 22 12:32:43 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks in advance for your help my friend

Best Regards

DD

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Re: Network Problems

Postby gerald_clark » 2010/02/09 18:41:19

Ifconfig shows no errors.
What exactly is the problem supposed to be?
Have you tried new cable, port, switch?

what does route -n show?
You really have not supplied enough information to know where to start looking.

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Re: Network Problems

Postby pschaff » 2010/02/09 18:54:49

You should consider updating - that's an old kernel. Current is kernel-smp-2.6.9-89.0.20.EL.

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Re: Network Problems

Postby DANNDP » 2010/02/16 20:00:56

My problem is that i have an asterisk pbx running on centos 4.8, my problem is that asterisk stop working and asterisk's experts say that the problem is in the network, so im checking just to be sure...here is the output that you told me to do my friend:

[root@localhost asterisk]# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
10.4.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.240 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
0.0.0.0 10.4.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

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Re: Network Problems

Postby DrLove73 » 2010/02/17 00:09:11

Any recent changes to network topology or system updates prior to "network " failure? added some boxes, removed some, messed with LAN cables and/or switches?

Have you tried to power down all the switches for short period of time (2 minutes)?
Have you tried to ping remote hosts from server?