SCO5.0.7 server Slow FTP connection from PC.

March 15, 2011 at 09:34:37
Specs: Windows 7
SCO5.0.7 server Slow FTP connection from PC.
I am currently getting a 5 second wait on connecting to SCO 5.0.7 machine.
Example in command prompt on my PC (Windows 7 64 bit)
This takes 5 seconds before logon prompt appears.
When I try it on SC0 6.0 machine, the connection is instant.
I have setup file /etc/resolv.conf with default gateway and added my IP address (my pc) to /etc/hosts.

/etc/resolv.conf contents:
nameserver - This is default the gateway
hostresorder local bind

etc/hosts contains (not all contents): andrew103

Any ideas in making FTP go faster?

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March 15, 2011 at 10:46:46
Any ideas in making FTP go faster?

Make what exactly go faster?

You mention the time it takes for the connection from a Windows 7 box to the ftp server (5 seconds) but nothing about data transfer rates. Are you having slower than expected transfers as well, or is the delay at login the only issue?

If the login delay is the only issue, I suspect it would have to do with the difference between logging in with a Windows based client as versus another SCO client since you tried both ways and there's no delay with the SCO to SCO connection.

I don't know if this is something you can do anything about, especially if it's because of the windows based client. I would suggest try connecting with a few other Windows based clients (both XP and 7 if possible) and see if the issue is the same on all of them. If it is, then it's a Windows issue and there isn't likely much you can do about it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 17, 2011 at 06:49:25
It is just the delay on FTP before login prompt appears. Connecting from windows 7 command prompt to SCO 6 machine is instant.
On a SCO 5.0.7, there is always 5 second delay. Any advice on using SCO 5.0.7?
It's probably not possible to get around this but thanks anyway.

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March 17, 2011 at 07:16:17
I assume it doing a Reverse DNS lookup. How can this be disabled?

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