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? > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Milton Calnek BSc, A/Slt(Ret.) milton at calnek.com 306-717-8737 -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.