SUMMARY: Boot problem - Related to netstat problem?

From: Marco Greene (
Date: Thu May 21 1998 - 12:49:21 CDT

Thanks to Auteria Wally Winzer Jr. <wally.winzer@ChampUSA.COM> for his

Apply the latest TCP, IP, and PPP patches for 2.5.1-x86.

I haven't had a chance to get the latest patches, I do have all of the
recommended patches installed as of March, 1998.

I solved the slow boot problem. My hosts entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf looked
host: dns files
Therefore it was trying to reach my DNS servers on the internet which were
not available at the time since the PPP connection was not up. Hence, I had
to wait for the DNS request to time out for both servers before it would
continue onto the next part of the bootup. When I did a sys-unconfig, the
dns entry of course, was removed from the /etc/nsswitch.conf file. Then
when I tried to reconnect, I always put the dns back so I could get
somewhere on the internet. (Hmmm, I seem to remember someone telling me do
ONE change at a time when trouble shooting). Now I have reversed dns and
files for the host entry and the bootup works fine.

However, the netstat -r is still slow, but only when my PPP connection is
not up and running. Any suggestions on that part of the problem are still
more than welcome.

Marco Greene

My original post:
> SMs,
> I have Solaris 2.5.1 x86 running with freeware PPPD version 2.3.5.
> When I make a PPP connection, everything works great until I disconnect
> attempt to reconnect for a second time. The connection is established,
> however, no traffic seems to be going over the link. So I disconnected
> tried to connect for a third time, with similar results.
> My first thought was "routing" problem. I do a netstat -r and there
> three entries for default. (This netstat -r takes a LONG time to come up.
> Tried to remove the default entries since they are no longer valid. The
> first one removes OK; however, when trying to remove #2 and #3, they no
> longer exist.
> Now when I boot, it takes FOREVER to get past the multicast
> portion...(adding route for and it then takes a long time to
> from Print Services Started to Volume Management Started message.
> When I do a sys-unconfig everything is fine until I run PPP again.
> Any suggestions would be welcomed. (Will summarize)
> Marco Greene

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