newbie: rh6.2 telnet performance...

PsyeX psyex at
Mon Aug 20 14:27:37 EST 2001

This sounds like a very simple DNS problem.

On your linux box, as root, open up /etc/hosts

There it will probably list the machine itself, so add the IP and hostname
of your laptop

Save, exit, and voila, all good. Hope this helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Cashman" <jc at>
To: <linux at>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 2:22 PM
Subject: newbie: rh6.2 telnet performance...

> Hi Linux Gods.
> I'm very new to this linux thing, and am trying to learn meself some
> (yee haaa)
> I've an old 486/66 (24Mb, 800Mb) which I've got RH 6.2 (server) installed
> on... it's got a valid (private) IP address and a hostname...
> The network is pretty damn simple... a straight (twisted) cable connects
> linux box and laptop! No hubs, routers, etc etc etc...
> >From my non-linux laptop I can ping and tracert it no problems, and on
> linux box itself I can log-on locally Ok...
> I can ping from the linux box back to my laptop as well...
> inetd is running as is telnetd and ifconfig tells me that eth0 is UP and
> running...
> Here's the problem... when I try to telnet to the linux box from my
> I get a very extended (like, several minutes) delay before it replies with
> login prompt!
> When I start my telnet client is connects straight away, I'm pretty sure
> linux box knows that there is someone at the door, 'cause it's ancient old
> hard-disk rattles nicely for a second or two as soon as I try to
> When I finally get the login prompt, performance is as good as I would
> expect from a crap old 486...
> Can anyone please suggest where I should start looking??? The delay
> like something is timing out somwhere, but I have no idea where to start
> looking!
> Cheers. Jerry.
> Jerry Cashman
> HarvestRoad
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> e: jcashman at
> e: jc at

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