Re: What can make DNS lookups slow?
On Thursday 13 January 2005 09:35, Chris Evans wrote:
> Thursday, January 13, 2005, 2:21:59 AM, John wrote:
> >>From the resolv.conf man page:
> JH> Up to MAXNS (currently 3) name servers may be listed, one per keyword.
> JH> ^^^^^^^^^^^
> JH> Thus most of your entries do nothing. You also almost certainly don't
> need JH> the 'search' line.
> OK. Thanks for pointing that out. I've pruned to just two servers
> (126.96.36.199 and 98) -- no change in the problem. Any other
Can your DNS server do the reverse lookup properly (ie find both the name from
the ip address and the ip address from the name).
I think that is sometimes the reason for slow response. (I once had an old
linux book (it came with red hat 5.0 - to give you an idea of how old it is)
which explained why this was the case. I can't remember the reason now).
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win. --Gandhi