I had a similar, but different problem with 4.7 which impacted all network 
traffic but was most noticible using Konqueror.  I was getting similar pauses 
regardless of the application I ran.  Unless you are running BIND and 
attempting to get at zones that you adminster, I don't think this is a DNS 
issue.

In my case, the problem was a high rate of collision and dropped packets 
between the NIC and the switch it was connected to.  I changed the "media" 
information for my network card from 100TX to 10baseT using ifconfig() and 
that seems to have fixed the problem.  You might try this just for the heck 
of it to see if it helps your situation.


> At 10:09 AM 5/7/04 -0400, Dragoncrest wrote:
> >         Just recently I've started having a DNS issue of sorts on two of
> > my workstations running KDE 3.2 on Freebsd 4.9 and using both Mozilla and
> > Firebird for browsers.  What happens is I'll be surfing around and
> > suddenly I'll hit something and I can't go forward, I can't go back, I
> > can't go anywhere.  It just sits there saying "resolving host
> > whatever.com" and does this for like 30 seconds, then finally it resolves
> > it and continues on.  Then it'll gag again on something else in the page
> > as it's loading and do that all over again.  Then I might be fine for
> > another 5-15 minutes before it does it again.  When this happens I can
> > jump into a console either via KDE or control-alt-f1 and I can surf all I
> > want to using lynx, I can resolve sites, I can telnet, or do whatever I
> > want.  But my browsers just sit there and look stupid.  Is there
> > something I'm missing?  What could be causing this.  It's been occuring
> > periodically before this, but it's really gotten bad now.  So far all I
> > can tell that's affected is Mozilla and Firebird.  Any ideas guys?
> >
> >         Oh, yes.  I did test this in Konqueror and it's doing the same
> > thing in there too.  So the issue is not unique to just Mozilla and
> > Firebird.  But from what I can see, not much else is affected on the
> > network level.  Is there ways I can test things in KDE that might give me
> > some more information as to what's causing this?  Or is there some
> > network setting somewhere that I should look at?  Maybe something that
> > might affect my ability to surf smoothly?  I know it's not my internet
> > connection because I can surf just fine in my windows box that sits right
> > next ot it on the same net connection.  Any input would be welcome.
> >
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