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Re: odd bug?



Wow... lots of great responses.  I'll have to give these a shot when i
get home tonight.  I appreciate all the help, and if there are more
ideas, keep them coming :)

Cheers,
D

On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 11:36:08AM EST
> I don't know if can be this, but I have a similar problem some time ago, 
> and was a memory problem (in fact, the machine was a piece of crap 
> and bios+memory was the cause)
> 
> Try to change some BIOS settings, like memory speed, refresh, wait, etc
> in a more conservative way (set to default, etc)
> 
> Another cause can be the nic ...
> 
> Yes, Linux works, but sometimes different OS's works different with
> bad hardware.
> 
> And... send dmesg 
> 
> On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Derek Quinn Wyatt wrote:
> 
> > 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
> > hardware.
> > 
> > Any thoughts anyone has would be great to hear.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Derek
> > 
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