Slow FTP Issue when there is no DNS server

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http://serverfault.com – I have couple of debian boxes at the office where we have a dns server, so ftp'ing to these boxes from a windows machine using a .net application is fairly faster and we had no issues. As closer we get to deployment of our project, we get to set up a test environment where we connect these windows boxes and debian boxes via a switch and there's no dns server, all IP addresses are manually set and they are static. And we're experiencing a very peculiar problem, all ftp operations are timing out. Machines can ping each other, we have connectivity, but it's just that ftp is super slow. Just to te (HowTos)