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Re: Slow ping?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 04:57:43PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > Can anybody explain why the first ping takes 5 times longer, while getting
> > more than 5 times faster ping replies?
> Because ping does a DNS lookup, which has to time out as the first IP
> has no reverse DNS assignment. ping -n.

Thanks Joey, now I got some reading to do ;)

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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