Re: [SLUG] Linux, my router, or the network?

From: Ron Youvan (
Date: Fri Jan 06 2006 - 21:24:01 EST

> My linux box was taking a long time to:
> A) start up network services such as mountd and nfsd (5+ minutes)
> B) getting to external websites (i.e. (2-3 minutes)
> C) slow in accessing external sites even via ip address (i.e. ssh or ftp)

> I played around and eventually came up with the idea to unset the machine's
> domain name server. Things immediately started to behave normally (with, of
> course, the exception that I couldn't resolve domain names).

> Other machines on the network seemed to be behaving normally.

> My linux machine is connected to my router, and had it's dns server set to
> my router address. My router is connected to verizon fios and has it's dns
> server set to whatever dchp sets it to.

> I'm at a loss as to where to begin looking for the problem. First thing
> tomorrow I will reset everything on the network, and start bringing pieces
> online one at a time to see if I can isolate any specific component, but
> beyond that I have no idea where to go.

> If anyone has any suggestions I'd be thrilled to hear 'em.

   I'd try connecting the troubled box directly to the fios modem gizmo
without the router and see if the new dhcp (I presume fios uses) connection
helps. You don't say of the operating boxes are LINUX or win.

    Ron  KA4INM
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