Our DNS goes through our ISP. The IP addresses of their DNS servers are hard-coded into the server's /etc/rc.conf file. No amount of waiting seems to help. It always just hangs trying to load sshd.

Chuck Swiger wrote:
On Jul 23, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Dave Abouav wrote:
I setup a FreeBSD server (v 6.1) for my company as a simple Samba server. It works fine. Except once in awhile our access to the outside internet goes out (due to our ISP), and when it does the FreeBSD server gets hung up, even after rebooted. This happened this morning, so I put a console on it, and rebooted it. I saw that it gets hung trying to start sshd. No error messages are given. If I hit Control-C, to skip loading sshd, then the rest of the boot-up goes normally and people can again access the server. Any ideas how I can avoid this problem? I'd rather not skip the loading of sshd. I don't have any special programs on the server that contact the outside world.

It's probably doing something which needs a DNS lookup. Do you have a subnet-local nameserver available, or does simply waiting for 2 minutes or so for a timeout do the trick?


Dave Abouav
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KWJ Engineering, Transducer Technology Division
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