On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 03:04:15PM -0700, Dave Abouav wrote: > 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.
What does hung up mean in the case that it's not 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? > > [please don't top-post!] > 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. First, try starting sshd in test mode (-t) to see if your config and keys are OK. Then, with the outside connection down, try starting sshd with the -d and -e options (and other options that you might have specified in /etc/rc.conf) to see where it goes wrong. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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