Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever
On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 12:06:51PM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> I have a dialup modem.
> Pppconfig configured the connection with 'nameservers dynamic'.
> /etc/ppp/resolv.conf always contains:
> nameserver 126.96.36.199
> nameserver 188.8.131.52
> 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.
> This is only resolved when you take down the ppp0 interface and
> bring it back up, redialling the ISP.
> And the same nameservers appear in resolv.conf.
> Can anyone explain this behavior? And what to do about it?
> BTW it again happened at 11:00 as you can see.
Always start with the simplest explanation that works.
Your dialup provider, your phone company or your phone line periodically