Subject: Re: network logins slow with tcsh?
To: None <>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/1996 11:17:29
>>>>> "Jukka" == Jukka Marin <> writes:

Jukka> Am I the only one who has this problem in a local network?
>>  To me it sounds like your reverse DNS lookups fails.  If your
>> client's IP is A.B.C.D, try this:
>> nslookup set type=PTR
>> If that does take time, it's rev DNS that's the culprit.

Jukka> Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried this.  The reply comes
Jukka> immediately.. no hang of any kind.

Jukka> BTW, the rlogin hang time is either 4..5 seconds or 9..11
Jukka> seconds, depending on my luck.  I didn't see any delays of
Jukka> 5...9 seconds when starting several rlogins.  Maybe the delay
Jukka> is one or two timeouts of some kind?

Just to be sure... you did the nslookup on the server machine?
I hope I don't insult you, by asking...  I still think rev DNS
is your problem as telnet works fast.  rlogind authenticates via
rev DNS lookup among other things, telnet doesn't.


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