l...@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
> Adam Van Ymeren <a...@vany.ca> skribis:
>> Most of the time I have to restart my applications like icecat of emacs
>> when my network settings change. I'm using wpa_supplicant and dhclient
>> by hand rather than wicd.
>> Something somewhere is caching network information longer than it should
> Could you try after running “sudo herd stop nscd”?
> nscd caches host name lookups, so if you switch, say, to a captive
> portal, you have to turn nscd off.
I finally had the problem reproduce. It only really appears to happen
to me when changing from wireless to wired (when I get
back home to my desk for instance).
In that situation, icecat would fail to resolve any hostnames. However
when I do "# herd stop nscd" like you suggested icecat immediately
starts working again. So perhaps nscd is being a bit sticky to which
interface it should be using?