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- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: odd bug?
- From: Derek Quinn Wyatt <quinn_(_at_)_physics_(_dot_)_utoronto_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 07:35:48 -0500
- Organization: Dept. of Physics UofT
Ok, i don't know how to describe this problem consisely so it's tough
to find an answer to. What's more, it's an extremely strange problem
i've never seen in a unix os before.
I recently replaced my linux firewall with openbsd. Originally it was
a great choice. The IPNAT and IPF code is much nicer than the linux
counterparts. Nice job.
However, occasionally (usually when i'm sleeping or have gone to work)
openbsd will lock up. Well, not really lock up. I can still ping
it. I can _start_ to log in on the console but it won't complete. I
see some of the motd stuff, and then it just hangs until it seems to
time out and i get back to a login prompt.
But the worst part is that it no longer will NAT for me. The only way
i have seen to fix this is to give it a hard reboot. Once it's
rebooted everything is quite sweet again.
This is a pretty annoying problem... and i know that this information
is _very_ little to go on. However, i really don't know what else to
do with it. Although cumbersome and somewhat slower, Linux worked
great on the box. So i'm finding it difficult to blame it on
Any thoughts anyone has would be great to hear.
Derek Quinn Wyatt | quinn_(_at_)_physics_(_dot_)_utoronto_(_dot_)_ca
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