dns timeouts

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Jan 7 17:14:31 PST 2005

ryanv at metawire.org wrote:

>I am new to FREEBSD and trying 5.3 on my compaq presario 2190US laptop.  After 
>a fight I got the CD and everything running. Now my dns resolutions keep 
>timing out.  I do not see anything on the errata, can someone point me in a 
>direction to do some light reading or to a patch.  The problem seems simular 
>to a BIND problem on my openBSD NAT, but I found a source patch in Nov..  
>$ dig www.freebsd.org
>; <<>> DiG 9.3.0 <<>> www.freebsd.org

>$ ifconfig -a
>        options=8<VLAN_MTU>
>        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>        inet6 fe80::20d:9dff:fe84:da86%sis0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>        ether 00:0d:9d:84:da:86
>        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
>        status: active
>plip0: flags=108810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
>        inet netmask 0xff000000
>        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>$ cat resolv.conf
>domain  puffy
1.  How's connectivity?  Can you ping by IP address?
Try or, for example.
What's the output of `netstat -rn` ?

2.  Are you running a firewall on your gateway that
is either a] not handling NAT properly, or b] blocking
DNS packets to your box at

Just my 2 cents...HTH,

Kevin Kinsey

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