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Old 04-29-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
Veteq
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resolving host problem


I did several searches and no one seems to know the answer.

please help.......

I have my laptop next to my desktop,

Laptop running xp and desktop running Mandrake 10.0

called the same page on both systems at the same time...

results

www.google.ca - linux 22secs
windows XP - less than 1 sec.

www.canada.com - 55 secs (resolving host)
XP less than 5 secs.

www.speedtv.com -Linux -17secs
XP - 2secs

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Is this a problem with Linux or am I missing something here.......?

any help would be greatly appreciated........

PS: I am using version 1.6 of Mozilla on both...

Veteq

Last edited by Veteq; 04-29-2004 at 03:08 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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There is probably something wrong in your /etc/resolv.conf. Try resolving those addresses by hand and with different nameservers to see where the problem is.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 07:17 AM   #3
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See if this helps:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=189202
 
Old 06-03-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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make sure that both boxes have the same dns servers IN THE SAME ORDER.... make sure you can ping them all too (in case one is dead, using old values etc)

you can check this on XP by typing IPCONFIG /ALL at the command line

in linux check the resolv.conf file
 
Old 06-03-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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furthermore.... can you post the specs of both machines?

if your linux box is below a 600 or so Mhz or has less that 256MB of RAM you might be using all your system resources on just the OS. Linux is "heavier" than windows until you get to a certain point (some would argue more or less, but its somewhere around the specs I listed above), then it becomes more efficient than windows.... if you are on an older box, switch from KDE or Gnome to a lighter window manager such as fluxbox...

also run:

top

and see what processes and daemons are running.... you might have a ton of services (sendmail, canna, samba, ftp, etc) running that you are not using. use chkconfig to add or remove these from startup.
 
  


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