Subject: Re: Ethernet Configuration (was: "X configuration problem")
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ricardo Cervera Navarro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/15/2006 22:25:34
2006/11/15, Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>:
> This wasn't a name server problem per se. It was an external connectivity
> problem for everything, including the name server. But that caused things
> like ping to appear to be very slow, because it was waiting for the DNS
> query to time out. Get connectivity working first; after that, see if you
> need your own server.
That's true. But I have to say that many ISP's DNS servers (such as
mine's) are very unstable, and many times, although my connection is
working I cannot get names resolved. That's why I run named.
This happened to me when I first installed NetBSD and I thought it was
a connectivity problem but it wasn't. Just an advice if somebody finds
the same problem I did: try named.
Ricardo Cervera Navarro