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ftpd on Linux Red Hat 7.3 takes too much to show the login

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Hi

I'm new on Linux and I found out how to start the ftp daemon and it works fine except for one thing: it takes a lot to show the login. All the FTP clients reports that the connection is done very fast but it waits a lot for the login. Why is this happeninig and how I can resolve it? I've used HP-UX and other Unix and the login is very fast even through Internet, this machine is in a LAN of 2 PCs.

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That sounds a DNS lookup problem. When the FTP daemon accepts a connection from a clinet it will try to find out what the hostname of the remote client is by looking up the client's IP in the DNS. In your case it sounds like there's no DNS server that will respond with your client's IP and the request has to time out. You can avoid that problem by creating a hosts file record on the Linux box, someting like:

192.168.0.2       my-client.mydomain.net my-client
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ok, that sounds real good. Can you tell me where I must to create that file?
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The file (/etc/hosts) will already exist. Simply open it with a text editor and and the line.
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I did it but it is still the same it takes a lot to show the login, here it is the contents of hosts file:

[mak@linux etc]$ more hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
192.168.1.162   makhome makhome
127.0.0.1       linux   linux
192.168.1.222   linux   linux

makhome is the machine (WinXP) i'am trying to connect from. linux is the host PC.
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The problem seem to be that I need to restart the Linux PC. After modify the hosts file and restart Linux the problem was solved.
Thanks.
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