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Old 11-07-2009
Ping temporary off and down

We have a sun server which when pinged temporarily responds and sometimes dont respond.

Which problems may it is facing?
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Old 11-07-2009
Just a couple of possibilities off the top of my head:
  • The server may be too busy
  • The server that receives the ping may be too busy
  • Your network interface is not connected with the right speed (e.g. 100 mb auto-negotiate often gives problems)
  • There is a duplicate IP-address on your network.
  • There is a duplicate mac-adress on your network (rare)
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