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RE: [SLE] Long DNS lookup times with 9.2
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 11:21:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <1109694061.25070.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 10:56, Elijah Savage wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 March 2005 08:29, Elijah Savage wrote:
> <snip>
> > Any ideas?
>
> Hi Elijah,
>
> Here's what I'd do if I were "in the driver's seat":
>
> YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Cards
>
> under "Network cards configuration"...
>
> -> click 'Change' under 'Already configured devices'
>
> -> your nic should already be highlighted; click 'Edit'
>
> -> verify the Automatic address setup (via DHCP) checkbox is selected

Why does it -have to be set to DHCP? Fact is it does not so don't lead
people down the wrong path. If they have a static address it will -not-
make a difference.

>
> -> click 'Host name and name server setting' then 'Accept' (not
> 'Modify')
>
> -> verify and jot down the existing entries for Name Server 1 & 2 (3?) +
>
> Domain Search 1 & 2 (3?) I like to have these for later reference.
>
> -> verify the 'Update name servers and search list via DHCP checkbox is
> selected
>
> -> click 'Back' then 'Routing'; verify your default gateway is entered
> here. (the one in my router is 192.168.1.1)
>
> -> uncheck the 'Enable IP Forwarding' checkbox if it has been
> accidentally selected previously
>
> -> click 'Back' then 'Advanced' and 'DHCP Client Options'
>
> -> leave DHCP Client Identifier blank; verify 'Host Name to Send' is set
>
> to "AUTO"
>
> -> click 'Next' to have YaST complete this configuration
>
> -> in Firefox, select 'Edit' and 'Preferences'
>
> -> select 'General' in the left panel, then 'Connection Settings' on the
>
> right
>
> -> verify these settings are appropriate for your environment (select
> 'Direct connection...' unless you're using a proxy)
>
> -> you should see 'localhost, 127.0.0.1' in the 'No Proxy for:' field
>
> -> click 'OK'
>
> -> enter 'about:config' in the main address bar.
>
> -> scroll down until you see this entry:
>
> user_pref("network.dns.disableIPv6", false);
>
> -> right-click on it and toggle it to "true"

This is where I would start.

>
> -> close and restart Firefox.
>
> -> go for a test drive and I hope you have improved results
>
> In my opinion, all things being equal, Firefox /does/ seem a
> smidgen slower on this machine than I expected it to be. But it's
> performance isn't /bad/ either -- just possibly a little disappointing
> after all the hype?
>
> good luck & regards!
>
> - Carl
>
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>
> Carl,
>
> Thank you very much I had already changed my network config back to DHCP
> all I had to do then was go to firefox and toogle Ipv6 to true and it
> works great. If you ask me it works better than on my windows box so I
> am not seeing the slowness now that you mentioned. I really appreciate
> it.
>
--
Ken Schneider
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