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Re: Network frustration

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, Mike Patterson wrote:

> When trying to connect to the server via telnet, it takes a horrendous time 
> (in the order of minutes) between where it says "Escape character is '^]'" and
> "Debian GNU/Linux 1.3 shadowglen.ml.org"

This sounds like in may be a DNS problem.  The latest release of
netbase doesn't work properly if the /etc/nswitch.conf file is
properly set up.  Try double checking your DNS configuration and
/etc/host.conf, /etc/resolv.conf, and /etc/nsswitch.conf.

> The fileserver is also acting as a router to the rest of the internet, and I
> can't connect to anything outside the net either (two ethernet cards, one for
> external net, one for internal)

What does ifconfig and netstat show?

Jean Pierre

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