Connections to localhost responding very slowly
Posted on 2006-06-06
I'm running slackware-current and I have an odd problem where it takes about 10 or 15 seconds for anything to establish a connection with my machine. But once the connection is established, it works normally. For example when I get on another computer and try to mount my samba share, it takes 15 seconds, but once it mounts i can browse it with no problems. It also happens when I try connecting to my web server at localhost or 127.0.0.1. The same thing happened to my laptop which also runs slackware-current. So I tried reinstalling all my packages and even downgrading all my packages to 10.2, but it still happened. I tried creating a new user in case I had a bad config file, but no luck. I tried compiling a new kernel too. Pinging localhost still works normally. Is it possible that one of the packages in slackware-current broke something that didn't get fixed by reverting to 10.2 (which had worked before)?