• Subject: Re: FTP Connect - 30 secs delay
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:58:40 -0600

From: Scott Klement <klemscot@klements.com>
> Here's what I'd do:
> 
> 1) To see if the problem is on the AS/400, log onto the AS/400 and do
>         a "FTP myaddress" on the AS/400 and see if you get the 30 sec
>         delay.   If Patrick and Alexei are correct, the AS/400 is only
>         looking up ITSELF and not your PC, so the DNS delay should be the
>         same.

result: no delay

> 
> 2) If you determine that there is no delay in Step 1, try a traceroute 
>         (on Windows its "tracert") from the PC to the AS/400.  Look at 
>         the system that works vs. the system that doesn't.  Are there
>         packets being dropped?  Is the 30 second delay in one of the
>         routers, etc?

tracert finds the route in a few seconds.
No delay. No packects dropped.

> 
> 3) At what point do you experience the delay?   On my AS/400, I get
>         something like this:
> 
>         ftp as400 

right here

>         Connected to S10561BA.klements.com.
>         -- There's often a delay here. --
>         220-QTCP at AS400.KLEMENTS.COM.
>         220 Connection will close if idle more than 5 minutes.
>         Name (as400:klemscot): 
> 
>         The reason that I get this delay is because I'm using an old CISC
>         system, and its very busy.  It takes the AS/400 a little while to
>         create an FTP server job for me.  
> 
>         In your case the delay may at a different point.  Think to
>         yourself "what is the system doing at this point that there might
>         be a delay?"
> 
> 4) If the delay is determined to be on the PC end, try uninstalling and
>         reinstalling the network drivers

I IPL'ed the AS/400 and the delay is gone ! ! !

being an "I want to know why" freak, this is of course terrible,
but since my problem is solved, I can't get to bottom of WHY 
I had it in the first place. In the process so far, I learned 
something from all of you. Thanks again..



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