> >John, sounds like you're trying to do reverse dns lookup and failing.
> >> Good day,
> >> Myself and one of my friends are both experiencing a problem that I
> >> figure out. My linux box is configured using two network cards and it
> >> my win box and acts as a firewall. When I login to my Linux box via
> >> takes an extremely long time to get a prompt up, also when I connect to
> >> ftp server it takes forever to get logged in and changing dirs takes
> >> forever. My friend is having exactly the same problem, but oddly
> >> can log into his computer no problem as well as use his ftp server
> >> We are both using RedHat 7.0
> >> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >> Thank You
> Shed is on the right track, but the problem isn't as easy as all that.
> I had the same problem with rh7.1 and resolved most of it by starting a
> named server with full reverse lookup. This fixes the very slow login
> connection time with both ftp and ssh clients. But it doesn't address
> why change directories are slow with some ftp clients but not all ftp
> The example I have is on a win98se box; ws-ftp95 (www.ipswitch.com)
> works as expected and ftp explorer (www.ftpx.com) is a slow dog on
> change directories. This problem is new to rh7.1 (as far as I can
> tell). I didn't see any of this with rh7.0, rh6.2, ...
> I'm still trying to figure this one out... anybody else get to the
> bottom yet?
> PS: I removed alt.2600.warez from the long list of newsgroups above...
> Bradley W. Olin "do or do not, there is no try"
> http://home.socal.rr.com/six6guy Yoda
disable DNS I can connect straight away using ssh or ftp. But then of course
my linux box can't resolve internet ip's...... :( Would be keen to know how
to setup DNS with ip MASQ properly.