SUMMARY:ftp connect is immediate, prompt takes 3 minutes

From: Marz Consulting Inc. (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 08:22:37 CDT

Thanks to all the people who responded. Too many to list. Thank you all.

My original post:
Hi all,

I have a client who is trying to ftp to an e450 from overseas. The
connection takes about 1 second but the login prompt takes 3-4 minutes to
come up. We are going through a Firewall-1 firewall but other boxes on the
same subnet have their login prompt come back after just a few seconds.
We're running 2.6 fully patched.



The overwhelming response was that I might have a reverse DNS lookup problem
indeed we did. We are currently working on a work around. Thanks again to

Moral of the story: If you get a connection quickly and then it takes 3
minutes to get a login prompt back,
think reverse lookup!


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