> - I have a Linux box and a Windows 95 box hooked together
> via ethernet.
> - I ran network card diagnostics and both cards are happy.
> - I can ping back and forth at less than 1ms.
> - There are no hardware conflicts under the OSs.
> Why does it take 2 minutes for me to get a login prompt and
> why does my telnet program look like its plugged into a
> 2400 baud modem? FTP is just as bad.
The delays are resulting from a bad DNS resolution setup. Your Linux box is
trying to resolve the names of both systems any time a connection is made. Since
you obviously don't have a name server set up for these two systems, and since
there is no Internet name server to tell the Linux box that it doesn't know
anything about the systems, it just sits there waiting until the DNS resolution
times out, then it refers to your /etc/hosts for the name resolution.
I believe that you need to edit your /etc/host.conf (maybe it's
/etc/nsswitch.conf on some), to change the order in which name resolution
resources are used to find the name of a system.
order hosts, bind
Yours probably looks like this:
order bind, hosts
Quote:> I've heard somewhere that NFS is pretty bad and I'm starting
> to get a little concerned about Linux.
NFS is in the process of being rewritten. It isn't so bad that it's unusable,
else something would have been done a long time ago. What I heard was that
performance wasn't all that great.
Mathew E. Kirsch, CLSE (Certifiable Linux Systems Engineer)
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