From: "Shaun Mcbride" <shaunmcbride at charter dot net>
>I have noticed the same affect on several versions of m0n0wall. PC is a
>Hewlett Packard 500mhz with 128mb ram. I have 4 computers on the lan, no
>dmz and 3rd nick is disabled. Running dns forwarder dhcp server and just
>started up the pptp server. Other then that the only changes I have made
>are for the forwarding of ports for the http server and vnc stuff. I did
>set the hard drive to go to standby after about 10 minutes. The 3com is
>the WAN and a realtek for the LAN. Forgive me I don't know the modem
>numbers on the cards. But it does seem to "freeze" when heavy p2p is
>going, mainly bittorrent. Seems to happen almost 30 days in my experience.
> Is there something more I can provide that could better help diagnois this
> problem? Still pretty new at Linux/Unix systems.
Some people have found realtek cards to do "odd things" in m0n0. I have had
good luck with them, but I know many who have not. The first thing I would
try is another NIC. p2p traffic can have a lot of concurrent threads, and
can really hammer a box. Marginal parts are most likely to show up then.