how to know what DNS server is being used

patrick gibblertron at
Mon Jan 22 20:52:48 UTC 2007

On 10/28/06, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

> On recent FreeBSD, the resolver actually iterates through the listed
> nameserver lines in order, sending the query out to each in turn until
> it gets a response.  It used to be that the resolver would wait for the
> full 30s DNS timeout before trying the next server (hence the cry dreaded
> by sysadmins everywhere that "the Internet is slow today"), but nowadays

Is there any way to configure this 30 second delay for older versions
of FreeBSD (eg. 4.11)?


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