Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 155

Rep: Reputation: 30
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 - linux 22secs
windows XP - less than 1 sec. - 55 secs (resolving host)
XP less than 5 secs. -Linux -17secs
XP - 2secs

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...


Last edited by Veteq; 04-29-2004 at 04:08 PM.
Old 04-29-2004, 04:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Distribution: Debian/unstable
Posts: 1,357

Rep: Reputation: 47
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, 08:17 AM   #3
Registered: May 2003
Location: Canberra, Australia
Distribution: openSUSE 11.3
Posts: 445

Rep: Reputation: 31
See if this helps:
Old 06-03-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 240

Rep: Reputation: 30
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, 02:45 PM   #5
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 240

Rep: Reputation: 30
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:


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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resolving <www.some remote host>.... failed: Host not found. koodoo Linux - Newbie 2 06-27-2005 09:48 AM
Fixing Mozilla resolving host problem geoff_f Linux - Software 0 06-03-2004 08:10 AM
resolving host problem scorpion777 Mandriva 0 05-17-2004 01:23 AM
eternal resolving host problem mjsabby Linux - Networking 4 03-31-2004 06:44 PM
eternal resolving host problem mozilla mjsabby Linux - General 4 03-30-2004 10:07 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration