• Subject: Re: FTP connect
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 23:11:31 -0600

From: M. Lazarus <mlazarus@ttec.com>
> At 1/4/01 12:17 PM -0600, you wrote:
> >I'm FTPing from a PC to AS/400.
> >File transfer is very fast, but connection
> >(until it asks for user id) takes exactly
> >30 seconds. This is way too annoying.
> >The 30 seconds sounds like some
> >silly wait in the configuration.
> >Can anybody guide me towards
> >where to change that?
>   Try connecting by using the IP address instead of the system name.  If it
> connects quickly, add a system entry to your HOSTS file on your PC.  If you
> don't have one, you probably have one called HOSTS.SAM.  Rename (or copy
> it) to HOSTS and add your system.

Mark, I am using a numeric IP address.
My HOST file does contain the correct IP address and system name
on the PC that has the 30-second delay.

On the PC that has no delay the HOST file contains an irrelevant
old IP address that doesn't point to a valid system anymore,
yet FTP connect is instantaneous.

I'm al;most tempted to put garbage in the host file for the slow PC.,,

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