Slow Thin Clients

Lee Harr missive at
Tue Feb 1 07:09:07 PST 2005


I am using FreeBSD-5.3 as a terminal server for a few thin client machines.
I have the inside network interface configured so:

ifconfig_xl0="inet netmask media 100baseTX mediaopt 

and the outside interface is from DHCP.

The clients are configured similarly,, etc.

In the /etc/hosts files, I have:      tserv      gu2      gu3

/etc/nsswitch.conf is the default:

group: compat
group_compat: nis
hosts: files dns
networks: files
passwd: compat
passwd_compat: nis
shells: files

I am using kdm and xdmcp to connect. When the client connects I get
a message that says:

"DNS spoof attempt or misconfigured resolver."

The main symptom though is that programs are extremely slow to start
up, and menus react very slowly.

I am connected through a hub (not a switch) but I have had this system
set up like this before (using FreeBSD 4.8) and it was much more

What am I missing?

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