[Techtalk] Beyond personal -> large scale Linux usage

James jas at spamcop.net
Mon Aug 12 17:01:07 EST 2002

On 12 Aug 2002, Scott wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 11:39, Katherine Spice wrote:
> > This sounds to me like it *could* be DNS. I had a similar problem
> > recently, while trying to connect to a server via telnet or ftp - it
> Hi Katherine-
> Thanks for the idea, but that was one of the first things we checked out
> and by running iptraf we could see the box was reaching the DNS servers
> just fine, there was something else causing the pause.  It has not been
> resolved, even with some help from an engineer at Mandrake.
> The strangest thing is, the same box running Suse 8 did NOT have the
> same problems.  I have a duplicate box now that I am installing Suse 8
> on and will test again.

You've checked the machines have both forward and reverse DNS working 
properly? If so, I'd suspect the Mandrake box is attempting an ident query 
of the client - do you have identd enabled?


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