Thanks for the response. In researching the problem I found that Solaris 9 has an issue with this due to the way in.ftpd does not use nsswitch.conf for name resolution. It uses an older process, there is a patch to fix this, and we are currently in the process of applying this patch. This should allow us to set up an entry in /etc/hosts for this system and cut out the time out of the name resolution. In the mean time I removed the secondary DNS server from resolv.conf which cut the lookup time from over a minute to about 15 seconds.
Thanks, again for your responses.