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Old 08-05-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Slow resolving DNS Hostname

I'm a Linux newbie, so maybe I am missing something easy....

In the past several days I have installed Fedora Core 2 at home and at work on separate PC's as well as Madrake 10.0 on a third PC at work.

My house runs on high speed cable modem and works runs on high speed DSL.

My problem is that web browsing in all 3 setups is incredibly slow. It takes up to a minute or more to resolve the DNS hostname. On winodws PC's at the same locations this is never a problem.

I checked the resolv.conf file and it shows the correct DNS servers.

I have used FireFox, Mozilla, and Konqueror browsers all with similar results.

I am looking for any general information on what settings I should be looking at?
Old 08-05-2004, 02:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

To check if this is a browser problem try doing a manual lookup:
dig A
Old 08-05-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I ran the "Dig A" command and it returned results very quickly.

Also I should mention that if I use FireFox to browse to a specific IP address, it goes right to the correct site without delay.

Is there anyway to turn on DNS caching?
Old 09-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #4
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i am having the same problem...and by the way, how do i check my kernel version? I am a newbie


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