SSH terminal locking up from OS X to FreeBSD

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Tue Feb 22 21:36:04 GMT 2005

On Feb 22, 2005, at 3:11 PM, jim at wrote:

> Hi
> I have been having problems when connecting to a FreeBSD
> box (4.7-RELEASE-p27 FreeBSD #38) from Mac OS X. The
> typical scenario is that I ssh from the OS X box to
> the FreeBSD box:
>   ssh user at
> After I login, if there is no screen or cursor movement
> for a minute or two, the terminal stops responding. The
> OS X box is using tcsh and has 'set autologout=0'.
> I have tested several machines and here are the results
> I am getting:
>    FROM      TO     RESULT
>    ====     =====   ======
>    OS X     FBSD    lockup
>    OS X     Linux   ok
>    Linux    FBSD    ok
> It looks like an alergic reaction between OS X and FBSD,
> but I don't have a clue where to start looking to
> track this down.

What version of Mac OS X are you using?  All of my workstations are Mac 
OS X, and all but one server (an old cobalt raq 2) are running FreeBSD 
5.3, and I have never seen a problem with using ssh from a terminal to 
a FreeBSD system.

Try updating both OSes.

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks              -Homer J Simpson
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