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Re: [suse-security] SuSEFirewall slows down connection
  • From: Nix <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 11:53:08 +1100
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The easy way is actually to ALLOW requests to that port but not run
IDENT :-) That will give you a nice quick connection.

(Yes, I will add this to the FAQ as soon as I get a chance. If anyone wants to
write that section up for me..... HINT HIINT)


At 02:19 AM 1/02/2001, you wrote:
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 03:03:57PM +0100, Christian Bohn wrote:
> The Problem:
> HTTP & SSH are working well but when I try to connect to a Internet-Server
> via FTP, POP(sometimes) or SMTP it takes a long time (ca. 20sec) until data
> is transferred although the connection itself is established immediately.
> I do not think that it is a DNS problem, reverse&forward lookups are working
> well.

I'm pretty sure you are DENYing ident requests (TCP/113). Many
servers try to get the initiating user for the connection, and
DENYing those requests causes a time-out. You should REJECT them



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