remote logins hang (new info)

Marwan Fayed mfayed at
Thu May 8 21:41:11 PDT 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Marwan Fayed wrote:

> > > > I have a situation that is extremely peculiar. My problem is easily
> > > > described but not so easily diagnosed. When I login to my freebsd server
> > > > from a remote host (on local network), after a random amount of time the
> > > > connection just hangs -- unless I hit a key on the keyboard. The
> > > > connection just freezes and sits there
> > > > forever (or until the localhost resets the connection).
> > >
> > > As it turns out, I do not need to be connected for the problem to
> > > occur. There have been times when I telnet/ssh/ping/etc to the machine and
> > > there is no response -- unless I walk over to it and hit a key on the
> > > keyboard.
> > 
> > sorry if I say something wrong but, it seems as if your computer is
> > hibernating. check your bios settings.

I am writing in case others have this problem and need the solution...

Thanks a TON, Eduardo, this turned out to be correct. During the hardware
upgrade I had to move my network card to a lower pci slot, to which the
corresponding irq was not monitored during power saving modes. I've
changed the setting and all works well.

Thanks again!

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