LAN slow or dead, intermittently

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Tue Jun 28 16:24:40 UTC 2016

Janos Dohanics wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:50:56 -0400
> Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:
>> Janos Dohanics wrote:
>>> Hello List,
>>> Please help me figure out what makes my LAN intermittently slow or
>>> just about dead.
>>> [...]
>> I also had performance problems with 10.3 that did not happen with
>> 10.2 and older releases. When the lan went dead I had to reboot the
>> host system to get things working again because users were on my
>> back. I never let this condition exist to see if it would resolve it
>> self.
>> My first solution was to go back to using 10.2 and everything was
>> fine. One evening I swapped the hosts 10.2 hard drive with the 10.3
>> hard drive so I could test some more. Just by luck I checked the date
>> & time by issuing the "date" command. The date was correct but the
>> time was -2 hours off. I manually set the correct time using the
>> "date" command and let 10.3 run as production. With in 5 days the lan
>> network was having performance problems again. I checked the host
>> time and it was off by -30 minutes. I replaced the host motherboard
>> battery with a new one and manually set the correct time again.
>> Things ran ok for about 2 weeks when it happened again. This time the
>> time was off by -2 minutes.
>> This time I enabled the base ntpd time daemon by adding this to
>> rc.conf ntpd_enable="YES"
>> ntpd_sync_on_start="YES"
>> Since then 10.3 has been running ok [2 months now]. I think some
>> thing in the network stack code changed between 10.2 and 10.3 that
>> made the time sync between lan nodes and the host, time range
>> dependent.
>> I would say that checking the time on your host and all the machines
>> on the lan would be a good place to start looking for your problem.
>> Good luck
> Well, date(1) shows a time which seems reasonably correct... it didn't
> occur to me that an inaccurate clock could also be the cause of the
> kind of problem I described. Thanks anyway...

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