Connection timed out

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Feb 12 22:05:38 UTC 2007

Matthew Pope <mpope at> writes:

> I am trying to resolve a connection timed out problem.  The problem
> occurs when I attempt to ssh, or http to my freebsd host from my
> windows (2K) box.  About 3/4 of the time I get a "Connection timed
> out" when I attempt to ssh into the freebsd host.
> Coincident with this behaviour, I can not ping my windows box from the
> freebsd host, and when I try I get no packets returned.
> Meanwhile, the freebsd box at no time has any problems pinging google,
> only the local network. I recall having a sockets timeout variable or
> something that needed tuning when I ran freebsd as a http / ssh server
> before .  Can someone provide a hint as to how I can resolve this?
> Thanks,
> Matthew
> -bash-2.05b$ uname -a
> FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p10 FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p10
> #0: Mon Oct 23 00:47:22 EDT 2006     root at ns.mbpesec
>  i386

Does the FreeBSD box access the Internet through the same link as it
reaches the Windows machine?  [I'm guessing not, but you didn't say.]

Is there anything in the logs or on the console?  Does the link light
stay on for the FreeBSD machine?

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