SUMMARY: takes 1 minute to log in

From: Larkin, Eric (NE) <>
Date: Thu Dec 01 2005 - 11:23:26 EST
My problem seems to have fixed itself...!!!  This issue started at 3pm and
resolved itself at 9:45am the next day... I believe that Paul and Chris hit
the nail on the head with a DNS issue... (maybe some network changes were
made.... but we will never know...) see below...
It's a DNS issue.  The DNS servers default to 60 seconds and they
probably aren't resolving correctly.  Make sure dns and /etc/hosts are
all correct along with resolv.conf and nsswitch.conf


Christopher L. Barnard []
Does the server use DNS to resolve hostnames?  There is a 60 second
timeout built into DNS.  If the first server in the /etc/resolv.conf file
does not respond within 60 seconds, resolution will pass to the next host
on the list.  Host resolution is used on login.  Take a look at your
/etc/nsswitch.conf file.  If the hosts: line has dns first, make sure your
/etc/resolv.conf file is correct.


The only question I have with these responses is that I have another server
that is almost identical (same network, netmask, resolv.conf, nsswitch.conf
etc.) and it did not experience this issue, but there may be other variables.

Other responses pointed to problems with NFS mounted file systems hanging
things up (I should have mentioned that I am not having this problem), NFS
mounted home directories, the quota command in /etc/profile (see below).

Others mentioned to use "truss" to find the delay. I will have to look into
this command.

Loris Serena []
Do you have "quota" enabled in /etc/profile?
Try comment that line and see if that helps
Mads Vaagland []
I've seen similar behavor on solaris, due to the
'/usr/sbin/quota'-command in /etc/profile.
If you've got any nfs-mounts that are down, 'quota' may hang for some
time, trying to check quotas on the remote filesystems.
I'm not sure this is the source of your problem, but it's worth checking.

thank you all so much for your quick responces, it really does help, I need to
respond more!!

Eric Larkin
UNIX System Administrator
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Thu Dec 1 11:38:07 2005

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