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Re: [SLE] Long DNS lookup times with 9.2 [SOLVED]
  • From: "Carl E. Hartung" <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 10:01:46 -0500
  • Message-id: <200503021002.04867.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 March 2005 08:17, William Gallafent wrote:
> [Hmmm ... KMail appears not to let me trim references when
> replying...]

It works here :-)

> Er, because nobody here knows anything about it? You could
> try a FireFox list/group/board rather than a SuSE one ...

I appreciate you paying attention and responding, but that was precisely
my point. Subtle, but true: We (i.e. some of us on "the SLE list")
had just engaged in a troubleshooting session and discussion about
Firefox vis a vis slow dns resolutions (on a SuSE system) and the IPv6
preferences 'tweak.'. Subscribers were paying attention and got
involved in that one, so I was just expressing surprise at not getting
a single response to my post the same day.

For the record, I /did/ point out that my version of Firefox had come
from one of the established SuSE (distribution-specific, not official)
apt repositories -- hence the tie-in to this list.

> ... or you could google for it.

I already explained that I googled and read extensively. A plethora of
hits and seemingly endless discussions with no clear-cut explanations
or answers. That's why I turned to the list.


I landed on many sites during my research on this, but you struck gold:
You found *the* thread where the developers discussed and resolved
this. Good job! I now have an authoritative answer! :-)

Funnily enough, it turns out that the prefs entry with the
"" value and the OP's success with the IPv6 'tweak' are
actually related. They are both discussed in the the thread you found,

For the curious: The prefs entry with the "" value is
not only harmless, but needed in certain cases. It is an IPv6
_blacklist_ used in cases where a dns server is misbehaving. Read the
entire thread at the link Bill provided for the complete technical

Thanks Bill!


- Carl

p.s.: And yes, the OP of this thread reported back that the IPv6
'tweak' worked, so his problem is solved, my question is answered and
this thread deserves to be closed.

C. E. Hartung Business Development & Support Services carlh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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