On Friday 06 February 2009 10:37:00 Lokadamus wrote:
> David Naylor wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Lastly:
> > # cat /etc/resolve.conf
> > nameserver
> >
> > What is wrong, why is DN resolving taking such an abnormally long time? 
> > How can I diagnose and fix it?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> 2 Questions:
> Which networccard is build in?

I don't quite understand your question.  See below for the network topology:

ISP (host WinGate DNS, only proxy and socks connections allowed out)
 | Wireless connection to my gateway
Server (My gateway, running bind9 for internet domain and DNS caching, FreeBSD 
  > PCI D-Link GPlus wireless card for link to ISP
  > PCI rl0 link to switch
 | Switch
My desktop (Client, FreeBSD 7.1p2, acts as bridge for laptop)
  > PCI dc0 link to switch
  > Built-in nfe0 link to laptop
My laptop (Client, FreeBSD 8.0)
  > Built-in bge0 link to desktop

All the FreeBSD systems (server, desktop and laptop) experience the DNS 

> Can you use another nameserver? An extern nameserver for testing?

Other than the ISP's nameserver and my servers nameserver (which works fine 
for its master domain) no.  

Does this help?

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