Slow DNS

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Wed Aug 3 17:28:19 GMT 2005

On Aug 3, 2005, at 12:10 PM, andrew at wrote:
> Problem: I just got my named up and "working" however resolving a  
> domain takes an unusual amount of time and the only way to go to a  
> domain on a user computer is to ping it on the server first. I'm  
> sure it is just an option I forgot to set, however can not figure  
> it out. Any help is greatly appriated.

Use "dig" or "nslookup" to debug what your nameserver is doing,  
perhaps your clients aren't permitted to talk to the named process...?

Check /var/named/etc/namedb/named.conf for a listen-on line, and  
change that from to your local subnet, or comment it out  
entirely, depending on what you want to do.


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