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Re: Slow connections in Debian squeeze

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Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> 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
> somewhere. 
> A

My results after enabling options single-request in /etc/resolv.conf,
this is the same as the 3-redirect wget I did earlier:

real	0m0.454s
user	0m0.004s
sys	0m0.008s

Looks like we found the problem. Thanks for your help.
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