Subject: Re: BIND9 very slow resolving external addresses
To: Amadeus Stevenson <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/10/2004 12:03:02
Amadeus Stevenson wrote:
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> It takes about a second or two to resolve external addresses, which is
> slowing things down a lot. Once cached it is much faster. Do you have
> any ideas what I am doing wrong? This happens from the gateway itself
> as well as from every natted box. I never used to have this problem
> before:

Consider invoking named with the -4 option to restrict BIND to doing IPv4 
queries only, rather than also trying to do IPv6 queries, and see whether that 
makes any difference.