brand new server timing out for sshd connections

Jonathan Horne freebsd at
Sat Jan 27 22:13:42 UTC 2007

i have a brand new server i just configured, and most of the time the
inbound connection to sshd times out.  (connection refused).  a few times
tho, it works fine, but after a short while, it will kick me back off.

system is based on nvidia chipsets, with the nve0 nic driver.  we switched
in a re0 to see if that helped, but its getting the same behavior.

server is connected to a small linksys 8 port switch that is fairly new.

i would uname, but at this moment im unable to get into it, it keeps
refusing me.  other things seem to work fine, but smtp seems to be
affected by this same problem as well.

hmm, dns is on an active directory DNS server, could this be the crappy
version of the AAA records?  im pretty much otherwise at a loss why this
system isnt behaving nicely.

jonathan horne

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list