Re: proc delays

Alan Cox (
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 09:27:23 +0100 (BST)

> I have noticed that several of the network status tools will hang in mid
> report. For instance, route will often pause during its table printout.
> ipfwadm -M -l or ipfwadm -F -l will do the same. The pauses are either
> temporary or indefinite. They occur at random times in the printout.
> There are no error messages from the console or syslog. Whats going on???

The machine is waiting for a response from a remote name server that is
slow or down. The "-n" option stops the net tools looking up names.