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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] What caused this crash?
 Date:  Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:07:05 -0500
Brian McEntire wrote:
> Hi all -
> Been extremely happy with m0n0wall and it has been reliable since I
> installed it about a year ago.
> However, today had a weird "crash" (if that's what it was.) Not sure
> if my cable modem crapped out first, or if m0n0wall did. But then on
> the screen of m0n0wall, saw these messages:
> dc1: watchdog timeout
>  (I see the above line occasionally and it doesn't seem to corollate
> with probs, never saw the next lines until today though...)
> ipfw2 initialized divert disabled, rule-based forwarding enabled,
> default to accept, logging disabled
> DUMMYNET initialized (011031)
> IP firewall unloaded
> Could this be a sign of a hardware problem? Or could it just happen if
> my cable modem dropped offline? Comcast has been unreliable in my area
> lately.

Sounds like a transient fault or hardware.  Run memtest x86+ on it for a 
bit to eliminate the possibility.