[mythtv-users] BE slow without internet connectivity

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Nov 23 17:42:05 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 12:22, Alan Walls wrote:
>> this problem first exhibited itself with slow FE performance
>> when itfirst wakes up and interacts with the myth DB (ie:
>> liveTV, recorded shows, videos). however, it seems that the
>> BE is also slow during initial connection with SSH (before
>> MOTD/password prompt), and the same with VNC (asks for
>> password, desktop is displayed, but takes time to show mouse
>> cursor).
> I had a similar problem when my MythTV system was connected via 
> dialup. It was caused by DNS lookups timing out. In my case it was NFS 
> shares that were slow. Adding the local network machine names to my 
> hosts file solved the problem.

Likely culprit.  SSH likes to stall for around a minute while waiting 
for a reverse lookup to timeout when first connecting.

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