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Bug#3190: rlogin takes far too long when remote says Connection Refused

Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk> writes:
> Using strace I can see that it appears to be retrying the call !

Hmm. From what I remember of the original BSD source, yes, it spins
(around a sleep, I think) trying to reconnect on a connection refused,
until an alarm goes off. There's probably some arcane bit of history
behind it... but it should probably just go away :-)

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