Two Networking Questions...
Okay... I just installed openSuse recently on my work laptop. But I use this both at home and work. I have two questions.
1) At work, is there such a free installable app that I can use to monitor whether or not a given set of servers are live or go down (cannot be pinged) and that will email me when one becomes unavailable?
2) At home, I have another laptop. It's Windows based and uses my Blackjack 2 for its internet access. When my work laptop was Windows based, I would connect to my at-home network (which was just my other laptop and this laptop connecting via wireless cards). This laptop would then share that laptop's internet.
I am doing the same now with my new openSuse install (even as I type this). The problem is I seem to be having some kind of intermittent time-out issue. When I loop fping towards the other laptop or to an external site, I never see any dropped packets... but...
Without fail, when I'm installing things via YAST, I get timeout after timeout after timeout. This can happen on a 100Kb file or a 20Mb file. But YAST works fine at work when connected to a hardline... not wireless.
Any ideas what could be causing this conflict?
Thanks for any help on either issue.