Telnet's are slow!!!!!

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Thu Feb 21 09:20:26 GMT 2002

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 05:57:31PM -0000, Roger Hardiman wrote:
> > I've seen telnet run slow if DNS is not enabled or working properly do'nt
> know why but
> > someone here will.
> I've seen it too, but never worked out why.

It's down to the telnetd doing a lookup of your IP address in the DNS,
so it can stick your hostname into various places (eg: logs, utmp).

> > SSH client from
> Another good Windows ssh app is putty

A big thumbs up to putty - a new version has just been released which
finally supports port forwarding.


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