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Re: Slow Second Access to Internet



On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 02:49:46PM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 10/28/2008 08:19 PM, Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>> In summery, it appears at this time that the repeated DNS
>> problem (if it is really that) is isolated to Firefox.
>>
>>   
> A couple of things first.
> There is a daemon, nscd that causes DNS to cache locally.
> Additionally, is your Linux system using a static IP, and if so, how  
> does it have DNS configured, through the router or locally. Then on  
> Windows, bring up a comand prompt and run "ipconfig /all", and look at  
> the name servers.
>
> If nscd is not running, manually start it:"sudo service nscd start"
> You could also start it with the system service menu also.
>
> Also, your name servers are in /etc/resolv.conf
>
> This list should be similar to your Windows ones. It is possible that  
> your primary name server could be offline, or far away.
> Since your Windows systems do not exhibit this problem, it is probably  
> something unique to the way you have F9 configured.
>
> You also might be able to use ping to trouble shoot the problem.  
> Remember, with firefox, and other browsers you are possibly hitting a  
> number of different web servers so that by not caching DNS locally, it  
> is costing you.

Good stuff.

If it is 'only' Firefox look at the network setup of both.
It is common for ISPs and even wireless hot spots to insert 
a caching server or proxy in the mix.

Check your broswer setup 
Mozilla-->edit-->preferences-->network-->connection-->Settings-->Configure-Proxies....

There are four choices in mozilla....
Compare and contrast -- take notes prior to changing anything.




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