Forgive me if this has been asked/answered, but I've searched without success.
Just set-up a 12.04 machine on my home network with the objective of using it as an in-house development/staging server. I got Apache, MySQL, etc. all working perfectly, and quickly, and soon had all of the other machines on the network viewing the results, and accessing a shared folder I'd set-up on it, as well.
Trouble is, while it works great after a boot, the machine (literally) "vanishes" from the network after a short period (usually within an hour). When it does, I can't get at the Apache site(s) it's running, the Shared folder disappears, and I can't even ping it?
Now before you assume it's a dynamic IP issue, I do have my router set to give it a static IP based on its MAC address (it's a WiFi), and that works perfectly well. Even after it "disappears," it's still alive & well at 192.168.1.115 (as confirmed by it's network information window).
It's just that everything stops responding at that address...?
Now I've read some posts that elude to the fact that it might be related to my not having configured Ubuntu, itself, to the static address (although that makes no sense to me, since the router is already configured for that, and Ubuntu acknowledges that's working).
As is so often the case, I find countless posts on how to correct that, and no two are the same, and as that's led to trouble for me in the past, I first wanted to see if anyone thinks that IS the problem, and if not, what else it might be?