>I'm running Slackware 1.2.13 on an internal server and the response time for
>telnet, ftp, http, etc. are all VERY slow. For telnet and ftp it takes 30-60
>seconds before it asks me for the password. Once connected, the speed is
>quite reasonable. For serving up Web pages, the initial contact takes a few
>seconds before the pages start getting served across the network.
>Anyone else had this problem or have any ideas what might be causing this?
Anytime you have a connection delay that is a multiple of 30 seconds, your
likely problem is with the nameserver configuration.
This connection delay can be caused by a problem at either end, because
the destination machine usually looks up the name of the source machine
for logging and authentication purposes.
If the delay is in the initial connection, the likely problem is on the
If the connection is made immediately but the prompt takes 60 seconds,
the likely problem is at the destination.
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