[Techtalk] Slow networking connection

Davis, Jennifer JDavis at JUSTICE.GC.CA
Wed Jan 30 13:27:30 EST 2002

I have ensured that all my hosts files are complete with all 5 computers on
the network.  That didn't seem to change anything.

Thanks for the help though


-----Original Message-----
From: coldfire [mailto:rolick571 at duq.edu]
Sent: 2002 Jan 30 12:04 PM
Cc: 'techtalk at linuxchix.org'
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] Slow networking connection

> Does the ftp session get established (as in you can xfer files) or does it
> just take ages and ages to get authenticated?
> If it's the latter it is usually something to do with forward or reverse
> DNS lookups, and the ftp server requiring a forward or reverse lookup
> before authenticating a login.

if it was waiting for dns lookups to complete, it would affect all
services .. not just ftp.  you should probably do this anyhow .. on each
computer, add the other computer's ip address and a hostname to /etc/hosts	localhost
<ip>		<hostname>

that'll speed up establishing connections.  as for ftp .. is it the
transfer speeds specifically that are taking a while?


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