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SYMPTOM
Under somewhat heavier network load (copying big file (GB size) from network for example) the network connection would die, without any error message in dmesg or /var/log/messages. A reboot was required to restore network connectivity.
HOW TO RESOLVE
Downloading and installing the Realtek r8168-8.019.00 driver (or newer).
Blacklisted the r8169 module in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

$ gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Add the following lines
# network problem
blacklist r8169
Save the file.

Installed the Realtek driver:
# cd r8168-8.019.00
# make clean modules
# make install
# depmod -a
# modprobe r8168

and rebooted. The network connection seems to be stable now.

Happy networking in Redhat…

MORE INFORMATION
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538920
RealTek Download Site
Forum

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