Edgy + iMac G5 = weird network behavior

Eric Lemoine eric.lemoine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 09:06:47 UTC 2006

On 11/4/06, Mike Hore <mike_hore at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> This is rather strange.  I'm on broadband with an ADSL modem, and the
> network configuration seems OK (automatic DHCP).
> But when I run Firefox, it seems to get lost in the weeds.  Usually fhe
> first site I look up will load with no problems, but when I follow a link,
> nothing happens.  The status message says "connecting to ...", but the modem
> lights show no network activity, and everything just sits there till it
> times out.  However if I ping the site, this works.  Then after pinging, if
> I manually enter the URL into Firefox, lo and behold it works.  Till I click
> on another link...
> Any bright ideas, anyone?

No :-) A couple of questions though: were you running another Linux
distro on that box? If so did you also have the problem? I'm trying to
understand whether it's an ubuntu-specific problem or not... Also what
is your network card? sungem?


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