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Re: Slow connections in Debian squeeze

On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 07:40:53PM +0100, Nick Douma wrote:
> On 7-12-2009 19:33, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
[... snip resolution to dns delays...]
> >>
> >> How did you go about checking this? I use OpenDNS as dns servers and no
> >> other firewall than what comes with Debian by default.
> > 
> > I just googled a list of public dns servers and tried several in a
> > row. They all showed the same problem suggesting that the problem is
> > local to me. Or, as I said, I happened to use only servers in the
> > broken subset of available public servers.
> > 
> > specifically, it was a series of edits to /etc/resolv.conf to point to
> > different servers and toggling the single-request option. 
> > 
> > regardless, it's nice to be snappy again. I didn't realise how
> > annoying it was...
> > 
> So to summarize, enabling the single-request option in /etc/resolv.conf
> solves the 5 second delay issue? Or did you find a non-broken public DNS
> server in the end?

enabling single-request solved the problem for me. 

I cannot definitively state that the problem is in my network, but I
suspect it is. I found no public dns that did not have the problem for
me suggesting that the problem is local to my network


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