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Re: slow telnet and ftp connections

I've found that some applications rely on the /etc/hosts file else they are
really slow to kick in. swat is a great example of this. Make sure your
windows machines are referenced in there and see if that helps it.

I have pseudo-static IPs for all my machines (constant DHCP), so it's not a
problem, but if they have dynamic IPs then you'd have to work out how to
update the hosts file automatically, which I have never done.

Hope this helps,

Matt Lambie
----- Original Message -----
From: <jsalord@publicom1010.com>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Cc: <debian-user-spanish@lists.debian.org>; <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 6:41 PM
Subject: slow telnet and ftp connections

> My System:
> potato with the security updates.
> proftpd
> telnetd
> My Problem:
> telnet and ftp (local network) connections to my server from win clients
> (CUTE FTP, MSIE, Putty ...) are very slow:
> The Telnet running is not slow when connection is done, so the anoying
> is just the connection.
> Linux telnet client connect to the server very fast.
> But Win telnet client also connects to another server out of the network
> very fast ?!
> So I don't know which could be the problem?
> Josep
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