Hi, My ISP is using a WinGate DNS but resolving host names often takes a long time. The problem is also present in Konqueror (3 & 4) and Firefox.
An example: # time host google.co.za google.co.za has address 22.214.171.124 google.co.za has address 126.96.36.199 google.co.za has address 188.8.131.52 ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached 0.000u 0.008s 0:24.69 0.0% 0+0k 0+0io 0pf+0w The web browsers also take a long time before they actually try connecting. # konqueror www.google.co.za &  4862 # sh -c 'while true; do echo -n .; netstat -np tcp; sleep 5; done' ......Active Internet connections Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.6.55429 184.108.40.206.80 SYN_SENT tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.6.12337 220.127.116.11.80 SYN_SENT .Active Internet connections Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.6.55429 18.104.22.168.80 SYN_SENT tcp4 0 0 192.168.0.6.12337 22.214.171.124.80 SYN_SENT Firefox on Windows doesn't have this problem. Lastly: # cat /etc/resolve.conf nameserver 126.96.36.199 What is wrong, why is DN resolving taking such an abnormally long time? How can I diagnose and fix it? Thanks in advance, David System: # uname -a FreeBSD dragon.dg 7.1-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p2 #0: Sub Feb 1 20:27:42 SAST 2009 r...@dragon.dg:/tmp/tmp/src/sys/GENERIC i386 and # uname -a FreeBSD dragonmini.dg 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Dec 21 20:04:04 SAST 2008 r...@dragonmini.dg:/tmp/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
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