Slow DNS response
Posted on 1997-12-30
The speed on my ISP is acceptable, however when contacting a site for the first time during a connection, it is incredibly slow. It takes 17 seconds for the DNS lookup. Once it gets the IP for a site, it moves quite fast. It is also fast if I put in an IP address for a site rather than the name. I've tried several settings:
1 -- Let the DNS server be decided by the server.
2 -- Setting the Primary DNS to the one my ISP gave me.
3 -- Setting the Primary DNS to an IP address that I use at school and the response seemed fast on.
However, each time, the lookup takes that 17 seconds... any ideas on how to cut down the lookup time? I'd say it was the connection, but once the IP has been determined, it's the connection speed I'd expect.