> When I ftp to my OSR5.004 server from a Win95 client on the same
> LAN, it takes 6 seconds before the "connected to" message
> displays, and another 16 seconds before the login prompt appears;
> all quite repeatable. Is this as it should be? If not, what
> might be wrong?
Smells like a lack of oss449f, which is now included in rs504c.
However, other things can cause this, too. I recently had
a system that would act like this from time to time. It
turned out that the causative agent was transient router
problems which prevented this box from doing it's deeds as
the corporate SMTP server. The MMDF options were set very
low by adding a -T30 to the deliver startup in /usr/mmdf/bin/daemon
(the default is 600 seconds). This was done so that mail
would go out quickly. Given a working router, this
worked fine. Given a balky, I'm-not-taking-nothing-right-now
router, things got backed up on the network side, with results
similar to those described here.
Had they been heavily loaded with mail, I imagine things would
have gotten even worse, because eventually you start generating
non-delivery messages, and if you get too many, too fast things
can get pretty funky..but that's a different subject.