Subject: Network connection freezes after being idle
To: None <>
From: Ian P. Thomas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/17/2004 15:48:13
My network connection from any box on my network to my NetBSD boxes is 
constantly freezing up whenever my SSH session becomes idle for about a 
minute or longer.  At this time the NetBSD box does not respond to any 
ICMP or TCP traffic.  I have had this problem on different machines, 
with different network cards, all running NetBSD 1.6.2 to 2.0 BETA.  
Most of the time, the freeze is temporary and only lasts a couple of 
seconds.  Sending network traffic to the machine sometimes causes the 
freeze to end.  Other times, my connection is dropped, with the 
following message,

	Read from remote host netdaemon: Operation timed out
	Connection to netdaemon closed.

Has anyone run into these kinds of problems?  Any suggestions on the 

Ian Thomas

"Of course it runs NetBSD."