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Old 07-21-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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Slow DNS Problem Solved Entirely..

Hello everybody. I found a solution to slow DNS resolution under Slackware. This applies for cable connection. The process must be the same for other distros around too.

It's very simple, so let's get started:

1. Disable automatic dhcp lookups.

Under Slackware, the option to use dhcp for an ethernet card is located at /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file. There must be a line looks like:


in that file, where n is your ethernet card number. You can learn which ethernet you are using to connect internet via ifconfig command. Check the ip of the ethernet card for reference.

2. Delete the /etc/resolv.conf file's content. It must be empty.

3. Edit the /etc/rc.c/rc.local, and add three lines to it:

echo Slow DNS Workaround
dhcpcd -R ethN

where N is your ethernet number again.

4. Save the file and reboot.

This is working faster than compared to Windows

Hope this helps!
Old 07-21-2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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Please let me know if it works for you too. So then we will know whether it is a global workaround or not. It may be specific to my system.


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