Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
I have a dialup modem.
Pppconfig configured the connection with 'nameservers dynamic'.
/etc/ppp/resolv.conf always contains:
Don't know. Have you contacted your ISP to see of they are correct?
DNS servers are usually under the ISP's address range.
They look strange to me as the first one is in Montevideo UY and the
next is in Mexico. But I do not know how they do DNS in SA
although the timestamp on the file changes with each connection:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53 2010-04-03 11:00 resolv.conf
Now the problem:
Several times a day internet communication stops and all that appears on
the status bar of iceweasel is 'Looking up xxxx' where xxxx is the site
that was being displayed.
When I was on dialup if I connected and did nothing for some period of
time, the ISP would drop the connection. I set a cron job to ping a web
address every 10 minutes and stopped that nonsense. If I stayed connect
for more then 5 hours they would drop the connect as well. Ask your ISP
what their policy is on this.
This is only resolved when you take down the ppp0 interface and bring it
back up, redialling the ISP.
Understandable if the ISP timed you out.
And the same nameservers appear in resolv.conf.
They always use the same DNS Servers, which is normal, here anyway.
Can anyone explain this behavior? And what to do about it?
Try the cron suggestion above.