• Subject: Re: FTP connect
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 12:56:12 -0600

From: Patrick Townsend <patownsend@patownsend.com>
> Leif,
> I erred when I said the FTP server does a lookup on its own domain name.
> Actually it does a look up on its own IP address to get the domain name.
> Maybe it would help if I actually quoted IBM on this issue. Speaking of the
> delay:
> "Yes, this comes up occasionally.... and no, there's no way to turn it off.
> However, there's an easy workaround:  just put the system's name and IP
> address in the local host table, and set Host name search priority on
> CHGTCPDMN to *LOCAL.  (Performance-wise, that's a good thing to do
> anyways.)
> The reverse lookup is for the SERVER address, not the client address!  It's
> used to get the name to put into the initial 220 response.  As long as the
> server address is in the host table (and it's set to search local first),
> the delay shouldn't happen."
> Hope this helps.

With everybody's help I think I understand what is going on. Although
it is not very intuitive! But who am I to expect it to be straightforward.
I solved the problem in a more radical way by specifying *NONE as
the DNS address. I can get away with this because of the way I'm
using the AS/400.

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