slow network name resolution?
I recently installed Debian on a PC for the first time, and consequently
have some questions. One that I thought it might be appropriate to ask
on this forum concerns network speed.
The PC is on a local network connected to the Internet and connections
generally appear to work properly, but there is a delay which seems to
be around the time the PC is trying to resolve a hostname (e.g. a delay
while loading pages in the browser, or before ping starts to send
packets). Once a connection is established, data transfer speeds are
what I would expect.
This problem does not occur with other machines on the network
(including an identical PC installed with Suse Linux) so I suspect some
quirk of Debian's network configuration (3.0r1 stable).
Does anybody recognize this problem? Or perhaps can point me to the
appropriate documentation to investigate it.
Thanks and regards,