I've seen numerous cases of this all over the internet, and the solution is (optionally: Do _ and then) reboot. The reboot is the only necessary step, but I'd like to remove that step (find the root of the problem). Here are the symptoms:
- When I open Terminal.app, I see nothing except a cursor. No error text.
- When SSHing, I get
Timeout, server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx not respondingafter a delay.
- There are a lot of
sshdprocesses running in activity monitor (over 30). Killing them does nothing.
- Rebooting fixes it, but restarting Terminal.app does not.
- Restarting Remote Login in System Prefs does nothing.
- Console log shows nothing of significance when I open a new terminal.
I'm just looking for ideas. I know this isn't much to work with, but maybe someone has a brilliant idea of where to look. I know that this will be helpful to future users as I've seen many people with the problem: