internet connection with linux on lan is slower then a windows xp machine

Posted on 2004-11-18
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18

  I am using a very high speed internet connection and a powerful pc. It connects very fast to everywhere with windows Xp on it but with fedora core 3 it slows down. Especially browser is waiting at the "Looking up `somewhere`" status and then connects and works with a high speed. Connection is a lan connection and there is a general big firewall in front of me. Thanks.
Question by:keles

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blkline earned 200 total points
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It sounds to me as though your machine is having troubles resolving the DNS names.  Please post the results from:

cat /etc/hosts
cat /etc/resolv.conf

A a quick test, how much time does it take to get back an answer from the command:

host www.attglobal.net


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aimhigh earned 200 total points
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This should speed up your Fedora installation:

1. Install the caching-nameserver RPM.
2. Type "chkconfig named on" without the quotes
3. Type "service named start" without the quotes
4. Edit your /etc/resolv.conf file, comment out every line starting with "nameserver" by placing a "#" in front of the line, and insert "nameserver <your IP address>" at the top of the list.

Basically, you will be installing a local DNS server on your machine that will cache addresses that you look up; therefore, when you do a future DNS lookup, the IP is already stored in the table on your computer.


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  Thanks for your interests. I already solved the problem.

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