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Old 03-10-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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DNS resolution takes forever on Ubuntu

I decided to put my wireless troubles behind me forever, and bought an asus w 330 wireless ethernet bridge. Now I can install and update at home! However, ubuntu is taking a really long time to resolve names. I don't have this problem with other linux distros that I've tried since I bought the bridge(mostly live cd's). Windows is fine, too.

Any clues as to what gives?

for clarification, firefox under ubuntu takes a long time to find the name of a website. For example, if I type, it sits for 5-10 seconds saying "resolving host".

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Old 03-10-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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run ur own bind service and see if it helps
add this then to ur /etc/resolv.conf

Old 03-10-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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run firefox, and in the address bar type:

find the string "network.dns.disableIPv6" and change the value to true

known issue with ubuntu/firefox.
Old 03-10-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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Much faster, thank you!


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