On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 02:49:46PM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
On 10/28/2008 08:19 PM, Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
> In summery, it appears at this time that the repeated DNS
> problem (if it is really that) is isolated to Firefox.
A couple of things first.
There is a daemon, nscd that causes DNS to cache locally.
Additionally, is your Linux system using a static IP, and if so, how
does it have DNS configured, through the router or locally. Then on
Windows, bring up a comand prompt and run "ipconfig /all", and look at
the name servers.
If nscd is not running, manually start it:"sudo service nscd start"
You could also start it with the system service menu also.
Also, your name servers are in /etc/resolv.conf
This list should be similar to your Windows ones. It is possible that
your primary name server could be offline, or far away.
Since your Windows systems do not exhibit this problem, it is probably
something unique to the way you have F9 configured.
You also might be able to use ping to trouble shoot the problem.
Remember, with firefox, and other browsers you are possibly hitting a
number of different web servers so that by not caching DNS locally, it
is costing you.
If it is 'only' Firefox look at the network setup of both.
It is common for ISPs and even wireless hot spots to insert
a caching server or proxy in the mix.
Check your broswer setup
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