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Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever

On 2010-04-03 13:06, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

I have a dialup modem.

Pppconfig configured the connection with 'nameservers dynamic'.

/etc/ppp/resolv.conf always contains:


although the timestamp on the file changes with each connection:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53 2010-04-03 11:00 resolv.conf

Probably because each time you dial in, dhcp gets a pot-load of config data from your ISP and must put it somewhere.

Since your ISP's DNS servers never change, they keep sending the same nameserver IP addresses to your machine.

Now the problem:


Can anyone explain this behavior? And what to do about it?

Dodgy upstrem modems? Overheating causing *your* modem to flake out? Dodgy copper somewhere between your PC and the ISP which is nevertheless good enough for voice?

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