Subject: tcsh and nameserver
To: NetBSD Amiga <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: amiga
Date: 03/31/1995 23:52:07

if you use tcsh on a host resolving via a nameserver starting tcsh
will take very long especially if the nameserver is unreachable.

During the setup of my own nameserver I discovered the reason today:
tcsh does a nslookup for a host named "" everytime it is started.

Has anybody an idea WHY? And is it possible to avoid this with a

BTW if you run your own nameserver you can avoid the delay by adding
this record to your nameserver database:

.		IN	C	localhost

Matthias Scheler