Re: Can this be a DNS problem? or ... ??
--- David Piniella <email@example.com>
> in mozilla (you don't specify version) type "about:
> config" in the
> address bar and from there you may be able to see if
> there's a
> "CheckHostIP" (or similar) option.
Thanks for the suggestion. The only option I could see
that looked as though it could be relevant was
Changing it from true to false and restarting the
browser made no difference to the reported problem.
Sorry for not mentioning the Mozilla version, it's
Any more ideas, anyone?
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >I recently upgraded the kernel from 2.4.26 to
> >Everything works, but Mozilla is now unusable. When
> >go to a URL, it just sits there with (e.g.)
> >Resolving host login.yahoo.com
> >at the bottom in the status frame, for about 40
> >seconds. Thinking I maybe had some DNS setup
> >I tried typing "dig login.yahoo.com" at a shell
> >- it completed in less than one second. The same
> >is found with all URLs. It doesn't matter whether I
> >the "dig" before or after going to the site with
> >It's as though it's waiting for some stupid
> >possibly on a reverse DNS lookup.
> >But where do I look?
> >I tried some other programs. ping and ftp don't
> >the delay. But ssh does. With both mozilla and ssh
> >I type the IP address instead of the name, (for
> >where the IP address is uniquely associated with
> >name) they complete instantly. I tried ssh from a
> >2.4.18 machine and the symptoms were the same (i'd
> >just never tried it before) so this problem is not
> >specific to 2.6.3 or to mozilla. But it doesn't
> >with Mozilla on the 2.6.3 machine, so there may be
> >some connection.
> >ssh probably has CheckHostIP defaulted to yes
> >(overridable in its config file) which is a
> >default for ssh. However, Mozilla doesn't seem to
> >a comparable config file.
> >I'm using the Debian 'Sarge' distro.
> >I can't even think of anything to investigate.
> >Seen something like this before?
> David Piniella
> University of Miami