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Re: [vox-tech] On my boxes,Windows is outperforming Debian in network speed
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Re: [vox-tech] On my boxes,Windows is outperforming Debian in network speed

on Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 09:29:22PM -0700, Issac Trotts (ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu) wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 11:23:38PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > on Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 11:11:47PM -0700, Issac Trotts (ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu) wrote:

> > > On the desktop computer I have improved the speed in the past by messing
> > > around with some name server caching stuff, but now it's back to being
> > > slow for some reason.  I have bind installed, and my /etc/resolv.conf
> > > looks like this:
> > > 
> > >     search
> > >     nameserver
> > 
> > Are you *running* an effective nameserver on localhost?   If not, every
> > session you initiate is going to time out on the local nameserver before
> > trying your fallbacks.
> > 
> > Comment out the localhost (127...) line above and reasses.
> > 
> > >     nameserver
> > >     nameserver
> > > 
> > > I inserted the by hand and ran /etc/init.d/bind restart but it
> > > didn't help noticably.  Not sure if it the line in resolv.conf will get
> > > automatically removed when I reboot...
> > 
> > Depends on how you're configuring network.  With DHCP or PPP networking,
> > the /etc/resolv.conf file can be rewritten when your connection is
> > established.
> >  
> > > There's some program that tells you which nameserver is being used to
> > > resolve names, but I don't remember its name right now.  
> > 
> > 'host' or 'dig'.  Latter preferred.

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Thank you.

> I just rebooted.  Initially the name lookups were slow, but I put
> nameserver back in /etc/resolv.conf and now the lookups are
> fast.  Not sure what changed...

Sounds as if you'd killed or failed to start your nameserver previously.
> I'd like to know how to make this line show up automatically in
> /etc/resolv.conf on startup.

Put it there.

I don't know if you've specified your configuration or networking
configuration, but ppp and dhcp should allow you to specify an
overriding preference for nameserver.

You've failed to address this question above.  Support-over-ESP protocol
is currently disabled on my systems.


Karsten M. Self <karsten@linuxmafia.com>        http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
    Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.
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