I have a remote server running Fedora 9. I control this server via SSH normally, though a similar problem occurs when I use vnc or sftp. The only way I can describe the problem is that it resembles a freeze or locking up of what ever session (ssh vnc or sftp) when I try to do most anything that requires significant amounts of data to be sent back to the remotely connecting workstation. It also is note worthy to mention that it happens with different client applications. Specifically SecureCRT and puTTY for SSH, and tightvnc and ultravnc for vnc. I first noticed the problem when I tried to edit the httpd.conf file, when I would navigate to and attempt to edit with either vi or pico the session would immediately freeze, unlike the time out problem described most often. I have tried to wait out the frozen session by leaving it connected to the server despite not being able to give the server new input. I am also NOT being disconnected from the remote server. The problem does not occur if I try to edit smaller .conf files such as pure-ftpd.conf, but does occur when attempting to view or edit httpd.conf. Similarly the problem with the session freezing appears when attempting to connect via vnc. I am able to display the login box, minus any text, only the grey enter your password box, the mouse is frozen and the server does not accept any input and does not disconnect me. I think the problem may be network related, but I don't know what specifically that could be, as the server operates without an error when used at the local console. I'm hoping someone can help me troubleshoot this issue as I've run up against a wall as far as ideas go.
November 20, 2008 5:01 PM
December 27, 2008 10:32 PM