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SubjectRe: IP changes in 2.3.4x make things wierd?
David S. Miller writes:
> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 12:22:55 -0500 (EST)
> From: Vince Weaver <>
> I've gotten the same sort of results with 2.3.44, 2.3.45, and
> 2.3.46. Both "login" and "telnet" hang for about 20-30 seconds
> before they let me log in. I reported this to the list twice
> [rather badly though because I really can't track down exactly what
> causes the problem] and was ignored...
> Disable NIS entirely on your system. The C library is trying
> to lookup hostnames and user names using NIS, and since you aparently
> have no NIS or portmapper running, it times out trying to contact
> that server.
> In glibc you can control this with /etc/nsswitch.conf
> In libc5, sorry I have no idea how to turn it off there.
> Perhaps someone else can help out on the libc5 case.

With libc5 it's the same story: edit /etc/nsswitch.conf



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