frayed cable symptoms?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Allright, I bought a new dedicated box about two months ago. For most of the time, I have had major intermittent latency and downtime. Pings and traceroutes would always work, <70ms. However, all daemons would be inaccessible for periods of time spanning from 5 minutes to hours, at which point I would have the box rebooted and it would work again. After having hardware tests done numerous times, they kept saying it was software related. No logs showed problems. Finally, tonight a tech found that the network cable was frayed or somethin (HowTos)