"Ian D. Leroux" <idleroux%fastmail.fm@localhost> writes: > On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:43 +0000, "Christos Zoulas" > <christos%astron.com@localhost> > wrote: >> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 08:25:54AM +0200, Ian D. Leroux wrote: >> > Since updating my amd64 system to the latest -current two weeks ago >> > su(1) has been taking ~30s to display the "password" prompt. >> > Otherwise it works normally. [...] >> [...] Or check DNS... > > As it turns out, the problem was elsewhere, but I'd be curious to learn > under what circumstances su(1) consults the DNS system (and how to make > sure it doesn't). Which manual should I FR? su might use kerberos, which would then use dns to maybe look up a KDC. Or some other pam plugin might. su(1) explains about kerberos use, but doesn't dig into all the details.
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