FreeBSD 4.8R sluggish performance

Warren Block wblock at
Mon May 31 13:35:15 PDT 2004

On Mon, 31 May 2004, Scott wrote:

> I can always tell when the problem will occur based upon what
> happens at boot. There are no error messages, but the slowness
> begins when the standard daemons are loading. Cron and sshd
> load just fine, but the delay occurs as sendmail loads, and
> there is another delay as sendmail-clientmqueue loads. Once
> that happens I know I'm in trouble thereafter.

You can see if this is a DNS issue by comparing the reactions:

ping hostname
ping hostname's-ip-address

In other words, if it's slow to look up a name, but quick when it 
doesn't have to, you've shown that it is a DNS problem.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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