Subject: Re: su waiting for DNS?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/17/2000 22:34:40
On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 03:02:03PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Is there a compelling reason for "su" to wait for DNS, if there's a viable
> network?  It doesn't do this if there's no network, but I assume it's just
> giving up.  I'm assuming this is syslog, but why does it need DNS to log
> this particular message?  Hasn't syslogd figured out what the hostname is (or
> given up) already by this point?

Is this the "su without -K triggers network, then continues after a few
seconds" phenomenon that I didn't have the time to investigate?

(That is: what happens if you su -K?)