Subject: Re: network logins slow with tcsh?
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1996 22:22:13
> >Why are network logins so slow when using tcsh as login shell?  Sometimes
> >it takes 15 seconds to log on, even though the host computer is 100% idle.
> >I think the fix involved compiling tcsh with different options, but...?
> It sounds like tcsh is trying to resolve your hostname, and you don't
> have your resolver stuff (resolv.conf) set up correctly.  What happens
> when you try to ping hostnames?  Same long hang?

Nope, no hang.  nslookup also works very quickly (we have a local name
server (another NetBSD system)).  The same problem is present on all
NetBSD systems.  The hang time seems to be kind of random - sometimes
I get the connection immediately, sometimes it takes 10-15 seconds.
When I log into sunos 413_u1 machines, there's no delay.  They are
using the same name server as the NetBSD ones.