Dragoncrest disturbed my sleep to write: > Now, on to the next bit of fun. Fetchmail is being dog slow. Yet > it's being silent and won't tell me why.
Fetchmail was doing the same to me. It turned out that the POP server (one I run myself) was running the identd daemon, and was trying to query the computer that was running fetchmail to verify my identity. I had my firewall set up to drop these packets -- but this just makes the identd daemon try harder, until finally it times out. I read somewhere that the Right Way to take care of this was to send reset packets back, rather than silently drop them; the identd daemon gives up right away (or nearly so). Try using ipfw like so: reset tcp from any 113 to any in recv <foo> where <foo> is set to whatever your external interface, and see if that makes a difference. Hope this helps, Hugh -- Saint Aardvark the Carpeted [EMAIL PROTECTED] Because the plural of Anecdote is Myth. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message