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Date:      Thu, 28 Feb 2002 14:09:44 -0600
From:      "Scott Gerhardt" <scott@gerhardt-it.com>
To:        <beauford.2002@rogers.com>, "FreeBSD" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: FTP and SSH question?
Message-ID:  <KPEMLBLEMPMHGLJOCDEGIECAEBAA.scott@gerhardt-it.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c1c02d$4f6ba300$6401a8c0@pr.phub.net.cable.rogers.com>

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I've had the same problem on occasion too.  FTP and SSH works fine for a
couple of weeks and then all of the sudden it times out.

Definitely a DNS/reverse lookup issue.

To fix the problem:
Just add your remote machine's address/IP to the server's /etc/hosts file.

Regards,

	- Scott


   > Hi,
   >
   > For some unknown reason it is now taking up to 5 minutes to
   > log into my
   > FreeBSD box using SSH or FTP. It was working fine, and then I changed
   > the syslog.conf file to redirect some screen output to a file
   > and added
   > firewall_quiet="YES" to my /etc/rc.conf file. Whether this is the
   > problem I have no idea, but that's all that was changed. I
   > changed these
   > files back to the way they were but it made no difference. I
   > just tried
   > FTPing from my work and it just sat there for 10 minutes before I
   > cancelled it.
   >
   > Any ideas.
   >
   > Thanks, Beauford
   >
   >
   >
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