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Old 08-24-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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FTP is very slow to prompt for creds.


FTP was working great up until a couple weeks ago. Running RedHat 7.3 with wu-2.6.2-5 for FTP. Absolutely nothing has changed on this server. It is an important server in our environment, but not used all that much. Even if I FTP to localhost from this machine, it takes a good 30 seconds to prompt for the username.....any ideas? I need to get this working ASAP. thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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Any processes on the server using lots of CPU (try running "top")?

That's only time that sort of thing has happened to me.

How fast can you ping / ssh the same machine - is it just ftp that's slow?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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Ping is super fast, ssh not setup. running 'top' shows nothing taking up CPU. It's a dual processor and both show 99.8% idle CPU. Seems to be just FTP.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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You shouldn't have to do this, but have you tried restarting the FTP daemon? (I'm not sure how to in red hat, should be in services somewhere). And can you get a newer minor version of the daemon with your version of red hat?

Also, can you get to the FTP daemon's logfile? What about strange messages in dmesg? Maybe it's running into some kind of error that causes the delay.

I have never seen this problem before, but maybe with some more information the issue will become clear.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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Just restarted xinetd.....Nothing changed.
Not sure where/how to access the logs...?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 01:02 PM   #6
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It was looking at an old DNS server that is no longer in production as the secondary nameserver.....Thanks for trying.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 01:07 PM   #7
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The logs should be in /var/log/

I've never used wu but if you don't see a /var/log/wu-ftp or something like that. look at messages or xferlog or secure.

Have you tried hitting this ftp server both inside and outside of the network? Does it take a while for both?

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