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Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Feb 25, '05 04:07:48PM

…that it isn't just timing out on a reverse DNS lookup? I can't remember the last time I had this kind of delay when connecting to a service that wasn't caused by a lack of a reverse DNS entry.

As a quick check, run this from Terminal:

for ip in `ifconfig | awk '/inet / { print $2 }'`; do host ${ip}; done

(For the test to be the most meaningful, you'd have to look up the IPs on the server.)

If you experience a similar delay, and especially if you get something that says, "NXDOMAIN," then the solution is to fix DNS. If you have a publicly-routable IP address that's causing the problem, have a chat with your ISP. If you're using private IPs, considering setting up your own local caching DNS server…and make it authoritative for your local IP range.



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Authored by: sbfaulkner on Feb 25, '05 09:51:56PM

100% sure... both client and server names and addresses resolve both forwards and in reverse.

Also, remember, I said that the -I option fixes the problem... therefore, it is RFC931 related.

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