I recently put FreeBSD 4.7 on a machine...I wiped the machine (running
Linux Redhat 6.1 before) because I wanted to run FreeBSD on it. This
machine was also exhibiting a really weird networking problem (it
could ping all other machines on the network but one - those two
machine could not see each other - all same subnet mask,etc - weird) I
could not pin down when I was running RH. Now I'm just wondering if
the hardware is somehow going bad...
Here are the symptoms. Hardware is the same as when I ran RH, except I
took extra NIC out (it used to be a firewall). No longer any
networking problem, but there is a problem where it just
crashes. Hard. I can't ssh to it or ping it all of a sudden after many
hours of uptime, and when I go to the console, it has vertical lines
running from top to bottom of screen. I can't see anything for the
time of the crash in /var/log/messages, either.
It's a Compaq Deskpro Pentium I, FWIW. What I use it for is squid
w/squidGuard as well as pdnsd...nothing else.