system hangs on boot up if no internet available

Dave Abouav dave at
Wed Jul 23 21:53:23 UTC 2008

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.


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