--On Monday, January 19, 2004 23:05:02 -0500 Jesse Sheidlower <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

I use Mozilla on my 4.8 laptop. Whenever I switch IP addresses,
which is frequent, as I use my computer both in the office and
at home (and on trips, etc.), Mozilla becomes unable to
resolve any sites it hasn't previously hit. I just get an
endless, "Resolving host www.nytimes.com" note in the corner.

The only way around this is to quit and restart the browser.
Frankly, this is a pain in the ass, as I usually have six
or more tabs open at once, each containing something I need,
and I don't want to re-open everything every time I move the

Is there any way around this? I didn't see anything obvious
in the Mozilla docs.

Well, one work-around would be to switch from Mozilla to Galeon and use its session capabilities to automatically re-open all of the browser windows. (My primary desktop usually has over 100 tabs distributed across 45 to 50 galeon windows, spread over 5 of my 20 workspaces. Without sessions, I think the occasional crash would send me into a homicidal frenzy...)

You could also try setting up something like djbdns's dnscache
server on the laptop and then set resolv.conf to use
This may not help though - I seem to recall reading that Mozilla
tries to improve DNS performance by doing it itself instead of
trusting the system...  (Actually, I think it was a complaint
about Netscape; but if it does it at all, it's probably in the
shared code.)

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