Solaris 8 Delayed Login Using XDMCP
Posted on 2010-09-03
I am having problems trouble shooting a Solaris 8 login problem. I am not a Solaris expert but can hold my own, so bear with me while I do my best to explain.
Two Solaris servers, one is much older and less powerful than the other. The more powerful of the two is having very slow login times from a remote application called Exceed (Hummingbird).
Now first off I should point out I have been down the route of contacting Exceed support and they believe this not be a problem with their software and I am inclined to believe them.
The server with the very slow login using Exceed is Server1. The other machine is called Server2. Server2 is ok with login using Exceed, even though it is a much older, slower machine. I can login to the remote host Server2 on the Server1 using the 'remote login' procedure, and the performance is ok, but again when logging in using the Exceed application the login is very slow.
Server1 via Server2: time to login window - 45 seconds, from login window to full CDE - hangs, > 5 minutes
Server2 via Server1: time to login window - 25 seconds, from login window to full CDE - 90 seconds
I can ping both servers by name and IP address
I have used XDMCP logging and found no errors (logs enclosed)
I have checked, disk space, CPU, network utilisation etc.
I have added the server to the hosts file
The server is located physically on the same LAN (same server room)
The delay is only on logging in, not when logged in
Version of Solaris - SunOS Server1 5.8 Generic_108528-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-4
If anyone has any ideas would be very grateful as rather stuck.