A problem after downloading a big file with ftp client or Netscape

I have the following problem:
sometimes, when I'm trying to download some big file with NetscapeComm or via ftp client, the connection is lost without any sound and further I can't reach any remote hosts with any means, till I make shutdown and reboot. It seems, that some loop process (or lock?) occurs, and my Linux(RedHat) listens to some signal and doesn't make any more net connections.Netstat gives no information after that also. Does someone know, whether it possible to cure this strange behavior,or at least not to make reboot every time?
lebedevAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dagmarCommented:
This sounds more like a hardware failure.  There is nothing about RedHat or Netscape that should make it do this, unless you are doing one of the following foolish things...  ;)

1. Downloading the file into /proc
2. Downloading a file into the / volume and filling it up, in
  the event of which literally anything can happen.  (Linux
  gets very upset when you make / 100% full because of /proc.
3. Running your network card driver as a module.
4. Running your network card driver as a module with improper
  parameters which are causing it to be unloaded from memory at
  inopportune moments.  (Forget netstat, what does ifconfig tell
  you?)
0
lebedevAuthor Commented:
Nothing is true, neither I make a download in /proc, nor the disk was full (far from that), nor the n-card was compiled as a module. This strange behavior occurs not often, and I'll try to look on status with all possible means the next time.8^/
0
frowijnCommented:
Try this,

Route del default
route add default ppp0 (or slip0) or (cslip0)

I had the same problem, when i layed my default route to the wan the problem stopped !

Oscar

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.