I have a situation where if I bring down a Linux server, my Windows client loses connectivity to it after the Linux server is rebooted. The Linux server can ping the Windows box, but Windows can not ping Linux server.
I tried flushing the routing table. This worked, but since I was on a remote Desktop I also lose connectivity to the Windows client I was on. I tried several fixes, but nothing worked without another issue
Finally, when I rebooted the Linux server, I simply log out and back in again to the Windows client (in this case a WIndows 2008 server). This works perfectly, and I can communicate with the Linux server after the log out and log in
My question(s) are:
1> What actually happens to the routing table during the log out and log back in again that would allow me to 'see' the Linux server again.
2> Is there a way to duplicate that without logging out ?