Unix Job that runs a simple ls command is running long

Document ID : KB000087673
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

A Unix job that runs a simple ls command takes a long time to complete (eg: 2.5 minutes).  The Automation Engine is running fine against all other Unix Agents.
Cause type:
Root Cause: The \etc\hosts file contains an old IP address.
This field was added on 30/03/2017. This article has not been updated yet. Refer to the "Description" or "Workaround" sections for solution information.

Fix Status: No Fix

Additional Information:
Workaround :
Run the following command to check the processes created by automic ps -ef|grep automic If the address that it returns is an invalid IP address, then update the \etc\hosts file with the new IP address.