newbie: rh6.2 telnet performance...
jc at bigpond.com
Mon Aug 20 14:33:38 EST 2001
To quote the great man... 'Doh!'
Many thanks all who replied... the /etc/hosts entry worked like a charm...
----- Original Message -----
From: "PsyeX" <psyex at darkerpower.com>
To: "Jerry Cashman" <jc at bigpond.com>; <linux at samba.org>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: newbie: rh6.2 telnet performance...
> 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 bigpond.com>
> To: <linux at samba.org>
> 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)
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > p: 02 6234-8010
> > f: 02 6239-5454
> > m: 0402-229-325
> > e: jcashman at harvestroad.com.au
> > e: jc at bigpond.com
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