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Re: 2.5 minute delay when telnetting

stick an entry for each machine in /etc/hosts or \windows\hosts
whichever is appropriate.
eg machine1 machine2 machine3


William Benfold wrote:
> Forgive me for adding to the chaos, but I just subscribed yesterday, about
> 18 hours ago.  When I checked my mail today, I had 512 messages, and new
> ones are appearing at a rate of one every couple of minutes.  Someone please
> tell me this isn't normal!  How do you people cope with this volume of
> traffic?
> Anyway...
> I have one Debian machine on a network with three other machines, all
> running win95/98.  All the machines have Realtek 8029 PCI cards (NE2000
> clones).  They are all connected with BNC cable.
> I have just managed to get the linux machine talking to the network, but I'm
> having a problem: whenever I telnet in from windoze, the connection opens,
> and then there's a big delay before the login prompt is displayed.  In fact,
> I've timed this delay, and it is always more or less exactly 2 mins and 30
> secs.  Once the login prompt is displayed, all is fine, any delays are
> unnoticably short.  The network experiences only very light load, spending
> most of the time idle.
> It's fine when I telnet from the linux machine back onto itself, with
> "telnet localhost", so I guess it's something with the adapter?
> I think the same thing is happening with ftp, but my DOS ftp client seems to
> timeout after 60secs, but this may be just misconfiguration on my part.
> Using smbclient, I have transfered files (.deb) from win98 machines; there
> is no strange delay, and the transfer speed is about 500-750K/sec (10Mb/sec
> card on BNC cable remember).
> What could this be?  Am I missing something in my startup scripts, or am I
> missing a parameter to ifconfig?  I am using "ifconfig eth1 up".
> I have tried changing txqueuelen and turning on promiscuous mode (I'll admit
> I don't fully understand what they do, and I can't see how changing them
> would help, but I've been desperate for anything to try).
> Can anyone help me - two and a half minutes can seem awfully long!
> Thanks in advance to anyone who can help,
> Will
> P.S.  If you reply, please CC a copy to benfold@btinternet.com, as I might
> not see it in all this mess...
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