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Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever

On Sun, 4 Apr 2010 17:12:32 -0400 (EDT), Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> It still happens with static nameservers of Google and OpenDNS.
> It's the ISP

This is sounding more and more like an expired DHCP lease.
You really need to investigate this, as I suggested earlier.

ISPs really don't want dial-up users to be connected very long.
They want them to get in, read their e-mail, and get out,
especially if they are paying a flat fee for unlimited access.
In the "old days" before TCP/IP, i.e. traditional async dial-up
access to an on-line service provider, such as AOL, Compuserve,
Prodigy, etc., they would just hang up on you after so long.
Now they have a sneakier way of doing it.  They give you
a short DHCP lease and no renewals.  DHCP lease time varies from
ISP to ISP.  Generally, the less you pay per month, the shorter
the DHCP lease time.  They force *you* to hang up on *them*.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    <zlinuxman@wowway.com>
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