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Old 03-30-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
mjsabby
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eternal resolving host problem


Hello,

I'm currently facing with the eternal resolving host delay problem with most browsers if not all.

Mozilla Firefox also doesn't solve the problem of exhaustive delays in resolving host names, most noticably Google.com

I don't understand why this problem occurs on Linux and not on Windows XP, on the same box. Reading previous forum posts regarding this indicate that it's the IPv6 support enabled in the kernel.

And some others point to your router's IP DNS settings, etc.

Well, I use a DLINK router to connect to my cable modem! My router is 192.168.0.1

And my /etc/resolv.conf contained 192.168.0.1 as my DNS servers, agreeable, since that's my gateway.

I also started running named (bind), with the caching configuration only to speed up the process, no luck there.

Ofcourse I did add 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/resolv.conf

reflecting my /etc/resolv.conf to :
127.0.0.1
192.168.0.1

Are these settings incorrect? Do i need to add my internet provider's DNS settings which show up on my router's status page??

Or is it the IPv6 thing ?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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if you aren't using DHCP (which should automatically set up /etc/resolv.conf for you) then you should have the following line in your resolv.conf:

Quote:

nameserver <ip address of your ISPs DNS>
I have a feeling that if you are pointing to your router (which you aren't if you don't have 'nameserver' at the start of the line anyway) then it isn't going to work... because the router will not be running a DNS service (will it?)...

so you need to specify a valid nameserver that you know works.

(in windows XP, if it gets the DNS dynamically, I think typing 'ipconfig /a' or something will get you a table of data that includes the nameservers).

so then put them into the file as above.

good luck
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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Ok So I did that.

looked at my router's status page, put those crappy numbers in... now .. no differencr has it made.

I don't know why it takes an entire minute .. somtimes less but around that time to resolve. sheesh.. this is slow!

so is it the ip address .. or is it just the ipv6 support?

also if i run named, on normal configuration does it automatically cache??
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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It could very well be something to do with ipv6, yes. Why are you using that?
I have never used it myself but I would imagine that there are lots of ways that it could slow things down if it's not configured properly...

I am not sure whether named caches automatically or not - it might depend on the distro.
but that wouldn't fix your problem, you'd still have to wait forever for everything that wasn't cached.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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I'm not using it.. it seems to be compiled in the kernel!!

now what do i do.. i don wanna recompile the kernel!!
 
  


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