Subject Re: [ib-support] W2k Lost Network
Author Marco Lauria
At 09.29 09/11/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks for the reply, however - I've posted back to the list
>as I am sure other people may be having the same problem,
>but have not actually identified it.
> > Your statement is untrue: W2K don't disable TCP/IP network in case of
> error. I have same setup (remote connection, local connection). If my
> remote connection dies local TCP/IP connection is still working. It must
> be sth. others.
>I have three machines with W2kSP2 on and if you pull the
>cable on any of them, you can no longer connect to local
>copy of Firebird. This is not a good example, but it seems
>any 'break' in the network that W2k thinks is a cable fault
>gives the same effect. I don't rule out this being a network
>card problem, but they all have different network cards as
>we have been hit by that before.
>As long as W2k does not 'detect' a network fault everthing
>is OK. I can pull a cable between hubs to break the
>connection and W2k is quite happy, but none of these
>problems happen with W98SE or NT4SP6a on the same hardware.
>Since identifying the cause, checks on our test system have
>shown that the lockups are all as a result of W2k deciding
>that there was a fault on a connection through Frame Relay,
>which SHOULD just look like pulling the cable between hubs,
>but W2k does not like it <g>. Since it may only happens a
>couple of times a week it has been difficult to establish
>the exact problem, but I can't see anything I can do at the
>database connection level to compensate for it. I'm using
>IBO which now normally copes with these problems, but since
>W2k needs to be kicked to wake it up again I think I am
>stuck. I can restart the program, but I can't run while W2k
>thinks the cable is broken, again NT4 is perfectly stable
>and has now run for months without problem.

Add the microsoft loopback adapter ....
it will maintain the network up even if u unplug the cable.....
However if you connect to you will not lost your connection.
I use it on my laptop with no problems.
Marco Lauria
STARMAX s.a.s.