Chuck Swiger wrote: > On Mar 7, 2007, at 12:41 PM, Vivek Prasannan wrote: > >When I type the command 'w' it holds for a while before printing the > >output. There is no firewall in the system, load average is below > >0.8 and I suspect it is something else. Any thoughts on this. > > The 'w' command attempts to look up the hostnames for any users which > are remotely logged in. > > If you encounter a significant delay, that suggests that reverse DNS > (aka PTR record lookups) is not properly configured or is performing > slowly in your situation.
Chris Slothouber wrote: > Check to make sure your /etc/resolv.conf is configured correctly. It > sounds like it could be taking a while to resolve the remote > addresses connected. A good way to verify that this is the problem is to run "w -n", which won't do DNS lookups. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"