On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:50:23PM -0800, Paolo M wrote:
> I saw a very starnge behavior accessing mail.yahoo.com
> from a connected Apple MacOS (but also from any other
> PC), the first attempt to resolve the names replies an
> error. If I repeat the request everything is fine. If
> I wait some minutes all the sequence repeats...

I got nipped by the same symptoms this week myself. In my case the issue
was in the firewall. Was surprised to find MacOS X 10.2.4 Jaguar
alternately uses TCP to do DNS lookups. Sometimes it uses UDP, sometimes
TCP, within moments.

Strangely, my test lookup which caused so much trouble was

The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its
capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

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