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Re: system taking ages to resolve dns

On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 02:49:49PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 22:03:39 +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?
> Do you see any difference in the response time for the following two
> queries?
> dig -t A debian.org
> dig -t AAAA debian.org

The last one times out. The first one takes a little while to resolve, 
if I run it straight away again (the first dig command, it is pretty 

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