User Authentication and DNS Resolution take WAY TO LONG. plz help.

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    Posted: 17 March 2009 11:45 PM

    Hey Mac Boyz:

      heres my problem. about yesterday i installed a program called MacFUSE 2.0 and i noticed that durring the instalation of this application when it asked me for my user password to authenticate it took roughly 1minute and 20 seconds between the time i entered my password and it accepted the password and proceeded. i think this may be related to my keychain as it houses all my passwords and authenticates them. how do i return the authentication process back to instant as it SHOULD be. (also i tried uninstalling and re-installing several other apps and every time the authentication process took about a minute and a half.

    next on the list when ever i ask safari or webkit to load a site it takes about 30seconds for the site to be “recognised” by my browser and be displayed. (that makes searching this forum VERY tedious) how do i fix that?


    -thanks for your help in advance.
    -makay

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    Posted: 19 March 2009 12:40 AM #1

    For the first issue, try running keychain first aid.

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    Posted: 19 March 2009 02:12 AM #2

    ok i did that keychain repair like you asked, it took less than one second to repair and said that it did not encounter any errors. immediately after i verified disk permissions in disk utility and it fixed some entries related to iphoto then said everything was in order.

    promptly following that i opened system preferences and tried to authenticate a system pane for editing and sadly it STILL took 90seconds to reconcile the password entry.

    anything else i should try?

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    Posted: 19 March 2009 11:00 AM #3

    Try from a different account on the same machine.

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  • Posted: 19 March 2009 12:07 PM #4

    I second the “check from another user on the same machine”. If you don’t have one, you should create one.

    That aside, has this machine ever been part of a Directory system (i.e. Business or school) that user accounts are server-based?

         
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    Posted: 19 March 2009 02:58 PM #5

    WOAH!! good suggestion “Power User” your absolutely right this machine HAS been used in a business environment a while back and was set up to a Mac OS X server via the directory utility. i went in there and removed the server entry and amazingly my authentication speeds are back to under one second!

    thanks! now just for some follow up could you explain why a long out of use directory server would cause password authentication to take such a long time?

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  • Posted: 19 March 2009 05:56 PM #6

    There is often a long delay when it’s not able to reach it’s “Master”. It’s looking for the directory server to make sure your credentials are still good. Even if you have a completely local account, if you have a directory server in your list, it may want to make sure there aren’t any machine-wide settings that the directory administrator has mandated.
    I’m glad I could help on the first post.

         
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    Posted: 19 March 2009 06:58 PM #7

    ok nice, my authentication is instant now, how should i go about speeding up the resolution time of websites. (note: its only websites) skype, adium, ichat, etc are at full speed. when i do downloads the download takes roughly 30seconds to 45 seconds to start but once it does it uses the full bandwidth of my internet connection (1.2MBytes/s) it occurs in both safari and webkit and firefox.

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  • Posted: 19 March 2009 07:51 PM #8

    That sounds like some stale DNS entries or servers. Make sure you don’t have anything in your Network settings that aren’t 100% accurate for the network you’re on. Maybe you have something left over from the corporate network there too?

         
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    Posted: 19 March 2009 08:21 PM #9

    Make sure there are no proxy settings.

    brett_x read my mind on the authentication. Next question was about looking for a directory server.

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    Posted: 19 March 2009 11:47 PM #10

    makaymurray - 19 March 2009 09:58 PM

    ok nice, my authentication is instant now, how should i go about speeding up the resolution time of websites. (note: its only websites) skype, adium, ichat, etc are at full speed. when i do downloads the download takes roughly 30seconds to 45 seconds to start but once it does it uses the full bandwidth of my internet connection (1.2MBytes/s) it occurs in both safari and webkit and firefox.

    I had the problem with Safari seemingly hanging then eventually loading the page. Try turning off the “Warn When Visiting a Fraudulent Web Site” in the Security tab of Safari’s preference. Then, of course, visit trusted websites.

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    Posted: 20 March 2009 02:18 AM #11

    thanks every one. that last tip fixed the problem with safari and webkit. (I don’t use firefox ever so i don’t care to fix it)

    consider this thread fixed!

    thanks again.

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