Telnet from win98 to linux is very slow.

I have set up my linux box as a server and connected a win98 machine to it. I can ping linux but when I try to telnet or ftp, it does connect to linux but I am not prompted for a username/password, it's takes a couple minute then it asks me for a username.
So every time I want to telnet I need 5 minite just to connect. I thaught of a slow network, but once I telnet to linux, the conenction seems very fast.
can any body help on, I spend a lot of time on this.
Thanks.
chakibAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

karim1Commented:
Hi,
I will assume that you have a small network at work to answer this question:
if you are using to real ip's the problem could be that the computer is first going to the gateway and then connecting to your linux box.
What I did to solve this problem was to create a routing table, so my windows box can connect directly to my linux box, without going through my school's gateway or the DNS server.
tell me if this is what you need so I can send you detail information on it.




0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
chakibAuthor Commented:
Well , I have only two machines. I did specify in win98 the gateway is the linux box. they are not connected to any network. small network with two PCs.
  The question is , it connects to the server very fast, but it take a while to get me the login prompt ?
0
karim1Commented:
try using another telnet program, like ewan.

0
Fundamentals of JavaScript

Learn the fundamentals of the popular programming language JavaScript so that you can explore the realm of web development.

chakibAuthor Commented:
The problem was with my resolv.conf file. I am using my linux box to connect to an ISP. When it's not connected it tries to check the DNS which it can't connect to it, so it keeps trying.
I have to delete the resolv.conf file if I am not connected to my ISP. no other choice .
0
malick012500Commented:
I have seen this problem in the past with several of my customers, it is due to a poor DNS setup, check your DNS settings on the client side and the server side to make shure names resolve properly.
0
jameslsCommented:
if your using redhat run startx, open menu, system, control panel, networking, hosts, and add the ip & domain details of your other machines, works for me, I spent all day messing about & reinstalling, I think the other option is to set up some sort of automated dns thing, might try that tommorow, anyway my time went down from 1min to instant when telneting & ftping
0
lewisgCommented:
Thanks chakib! I had a problem with some old settings in my resolv.conf. Your question and comment saved me much time.
0
kodiakbearCommented:
Fixed the -1 problem on this question.
Escrow points corrected.

kb
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.