[lug] slowdown sending and receiving mail

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Tue May 17 21:44:31 MDT 2005

On 5/17/05, David Owen Kritzberg <david.kritzberg at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Hello Good Boulder-area Linux People,
> 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.
> 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.

The usual answer to this type of problem on FC3 = REHL4 = CentOS4 is
to disable ipv6, ie

  alias net-pf-10 off

       Head teachers of the world unite: you have nothing to lose but 
       the Start button.

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