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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