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Re: 'looking up xxxx' forever

Stephen Powell wrote:
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:33:20 -0400 (EDT), Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
Stephen Powell wrote:
You might want to try a Linux sniffer and see what you can come up
with.  I've heard about a product called wireshark, but I've never
used it.  You can also ask your ISP how long the lease is for the
IP address.  First level support might not know what you're talking
about.  And if you do get someone who knows what you are asking,
he might not know the answer.  And if he does know the answer,
he might lie to you.  But you can ask.  And you can install a
sniffer and figure out how to use it.  Even if you decide not to
tell the ISP what you know, at least you will have the personal
satisfaction of knowing what their lease time *really* is.
And if the lease time turns out to be long, you will have
eliminated a possibility.
Wireshark is a package on Debian Sid that I am running on.

Yes, it has been packaged for Debian, and is available in the
Debian archive.  It is free software.

But what would I be looking for?

BTW today:

Tue Apr 6 10:26:16 2010 id= ppp0.

and it's now 13:18 = almost 3 hours without a hitch,
chat:  Apr 06 10:26:06 CONNECT 50666/ARQ/V92/LAPM/V42BIS
as fast as possible.


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