[lug] slowdown sending and receiving mail

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Tue May 17 14:02:43 MDT 2005

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 01:35:27PM -0600, David Owen Kritzberg wrote:
> Hello Good Boulder-area Linux People,

Hello good folk from Boulder-area,

> Recently I upgraded my linux box from FC2 to FC3 using anaconda.
> Things have gone pretty smoothly, but now I have an annoyance.
> Although I have been using linux for 3-4 years, I seem to have learned
> very little.  

You learned to ask on the right list :-)

> I have noticed an increased wait in getting an ssh connection to my
> machine, after I enter my password; an increased wait in retrieving
> mail (using a secure pop connection called from within mutt); and a
> very long wait (~1 minute) to send a messsage (just a few lines of
> text using sendmail called from within mutt. 
> How can I go about looking for the source of this problem in order to
> take care of it?  Which log files, etc?  Most of the discussion on
> this list is a little more high-level but I appreciate any help you
> can offer.

This sounds pretty much like a name resolution problem - DNS settup if
you want to look it up in the textbook. How's your /etc/hosts /etc/resolv.conf
/etc/nsswitch configured?

 Ralf Mattes

> Thanks,
> Dave
> --------------------------------
> Dave Kritzberg
> University of Colorado Economics
> david.kritzberg at colorado.edu
> http://dijon.colorado.edu/
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