Since a few months I experience problems with my RED connection.
At random intervals the connection just dies.
Internally everything is still working and the IPFire GUI works just fine as well.
When I reboot the box (a PCEngine APU4C4) the connection comes backup up and the box gets a new IP from the ISP.
The only thing so far that I found out was that I get a new IP every time when I reboot after the problem appears.
When I reboot when there’s no problem the IP stays the same and before the problems startet the IPs on my ISPs network were so stable that they were nearly fixed, I maybe had to change my A records once every 6-12 months.
I tried daily reboots and reconnects but it didn’t really seem to help.
The problem still appeared every now and then and the scheduled reconnects/reboots every 12h are only partially helpful since in the worst case it can happen that I’m out of the house and don’t have access for to my servers for 11:59h.
I recently tried a script which would check every 5 minutes (fcrontab) if it can ping my domain and if it doesn’t it will restart the box but that didn’t work the last time even though the script itself is working.
Does someone have an idea what I could do to improve the situation?
Do I need to reconnect the RED interface more often?
I’m as well a bit curios why the problem even started is my box maybe close to dying or did my ISP maybe change something?