On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 10:03:39PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote: > Hi, > > I just reinstalled debian this week. It has not solved my issue of > resolving dns taking a long time. Basically the issue is: If I want to > access a dns such as google, or debian.org, it takes for ever to resolve > the dns. Whether I'm using firefox or lynx to browse the web or msmtp to > send email, the resolving of dns is over 30 seconds. If I use the ip > address though, access is almost instant. So what can I do to solve this > problem? Only occuring on my debian system, windows vista on the same > system works fine, and no one else on the network seems to have issues > like these. The issue started happening when I got my new dsl2 modem > (netgear, nb5). As I said I did a reinstall, and with the base system > and testing with lynx, I found the problem pretty much the same. So how > can I speed up dns resolution? I had a similar problem : the login prompt came after more than 10s when I ssh to a box. It really seems like a reverse DNS resolution problem. I removed mdns entries in my /etc/nsswitch.conf, letting only "files dns" for the hosts line. And konow I get the prompt instantly.
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