Subject: Re: network logins slow with tcsh?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1996 13:43:30
>> >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.

I get no hang with tcsh (or any shell).  If it's not a name resolver
issue, someone else will have to come up with a better solution. :-)

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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