Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ubuntu DNS super slow

Problem finally fixed! This has been annoying the hell out of me for weeks.
It turns out the problem was with my
file, which had the following entry
hosts: files wins dns
and I changed it to
hosts: files dns

That is, Ubuntu was trying to resolve hostnames using a WINS server before trying DNS. I don't even have a WINS server, so obviously this causing massive delays in resolving any name, making web browsing interminable.



Felix said...

Thank you so much!
Finally I found the problem! :D

apophys said...

For future reference, in case anybody has the same problem, but uses wins as well: you can move 'wins' to the end of the list