[CentOS] No Network = slow ??

Wed Apr 16 22:05:13 UTC 2008
Milton Calnek <milton at calnek.com>

Startup wireshark... find out what those "non-network" apps are doing on the network.

What's your /etc/hosts file look like?

Michael A. Peters wrote:
> I lost my internet connection earlier today.
> My home network was still up - it's just the router couldn't get an IP 
> from the cable modem.
> During that period, my CentOS 5.1 install was extremely slow (2.6 GHz 
> Athlon w/ 2GB ram) at starting non network applications - such as 
> solitare and gnome terminal. It would pause for several seconds before 
> finally starting them.
> The machine does run bind as a caching nameserver - as I've found that 
> to be more reliable than using my ISPs nameserver, so I'm guessing the 
> slowdown was with bind not being able to resolve anything.
> Is there anything I can do to prevent the slow application launching in 
> the event of lost network in the future?
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Milton Calnek BSc, A/Slt(Ret.)
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