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Date:      Sat, 27 Jan 2007 18:47:39 -0600
From:      Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: brand new server timing out for sshd connections
Message-ID:  <200701271847.40032.freebsd@dfwlp.com>
In-Reply-To: <002501c74270$aa89dac0$0a32a8c0@rob>
References:  <1488.192.168.125.138.1169936019.squirrel@webmail.dfwlp.org> <002501c74270$aa89dac0$0a32a8c0@rob>

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On Saturday 27 January 2007 18:10, Rob W. wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan Horne" <freebsd@dfwlp.com>
> To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 4:13 PM
> Subject: brand new server timing out for sshd connections
>
> >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.
> >
> > thanks,
> > jonathan horne
>
> The problem is, is that you have conflicting ip address on your network.
> Another server / computer on your network probally has the same IP address
> as the one you just setup.
>
> Make shure you check the ip's on your network or assign your server a new
> ip and then see if it still does it.

ah, this sounds suspiciously like it might be the solution to my problem.  
especially, since the server works for a few minutes after a reboot, and then 
stops.

as soon as i return to that site, ill check that out.  

btw, is there a way i can try to send my tcp packets to a specific mac 
address?  i know the mac of my target server, if i could get it to talk back 
to me, i could 

cheers,
jonathan



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