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Re: Slow connections in Debian squeeze

On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 07:44:42PM -0500, Celejar wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Dec 2009 01:06:49 +0100
> Nick Douma <n.douma@nekoconeko.nl> wrote:
> ...
> > To further elaborate, when I send a message in Thunderbird, I notice
> > that the "sending message" dialogue spends most of its time in the
> > "Looking up server" stage. After that, the mail itself is sent in a
> > split second.
> > 
> > Did something change in the way Debian handles DNS lookups since Lenny?
> Without knowing what you tried, it's difficult to know what to suggest,
> but here are some things to consider:
> I)	Try different DNS servers (perhaps OpenDNS)

on my systems this is eliminated as the behavior only happens to one
machine on the lan. the other, running lenny, is quite snappy using
the same /etc/resolv.conf, so it is not DNS servers (in my case).

> II)	Try a DNS cacher (dnsmasq)

this is a bandaid solution, imo, and may not help anyway...

> III)	Do something simple, like 'dig somesite', from the command
> line, preferably repeatedly, and report the response times (dig itself
> will report ';; Query time: n msec')

good idea


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