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Slow response on samba, pop, etc

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I am a semi-knowledgeable part time sysadmin for a couple of Suns running Solaris 2.6.  I am running qpopper (Qualcomm POP3 server) and Samba, and using one of the machines as a server for a couple of PCs (Win NT 4.0 and Win 95 OSR2).  Often when I try to read POP mail from a PC, it seems to take bloody forever to connect to the server; sometimes it times out altogether.  Frequently when I try to "map network drive" from a PC to mount one of the Samba-exported drives, it says the server is not reachable.  Often, if I am just patient enough, I can reach the server and all is well.

I suspect I have something set up wrong on the server end, but have no clue where to look.  Is there some sort of time-dependent inetd parameter I should  look at?  Anything else?

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Justin Harlow
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Oh yeah... the POP mail client is Netscape 4.5
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Check your DNS inverse. That is, your IP to hostname translation.

If you haven´t inverse, since the server tries to find it, you must wait fot DNS service to timeout.
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The problem kind of went away by itself.  There were several system changes along the way, so I guess whatever was wrong got fixed...  However, I will keep this reply in mind for future occasions

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