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Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever

Freeman wrote:
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:


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
drops you.

But if it dropped me I would see a SIGHUP in syslog and I don't. I can still ping the IP that was assigned to me.


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