---------- Original request ----------
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 17:03:10 -0600 (CST)
SunOS caxy 5.3 Generic_Patch sun4m sparc
Starting a few days ago, telnet connections to my Sparc-10 compatible
suddenly began to take anywhere from a few seconds to a couple minutes
This happens only from within my subnet/dns domain. In fact, I can
telnet out to an outside host from a Mac or PC and then telnet back in to
my host in less time than it takes to telnet there in the first place.
I can't find anything wrong with my dns (which was my first thought), and
I don't really have a second thought.
Can anyone give me a hint how I might track this problem down?
-------- End original post ---------
(I forgot to say I was running DNS, not NIS.)
Thanks to the many people who sent helpful responses. The upshot:
1) By not having reverse name entries for all my internetted desktop
machines, I am being a Bad Boy. That I didn't even have forward entries
for them is no excuse.
2) Who cares why it never caused a problem before? Why not just create
the entries and not worry about it any more.
The solution was to write a Perl script to generate the dns files from
the bootptab table.
If anyone is interested in such a script, feel free to ask.
Dir. Academic Computing, Lake Forest Academy
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