[CentOS] No Network = slow ??

Thu Apr 17 15:25:29 UTC 2008
Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com>

Bart Schaefer wrote:

> You can fix *most* of this by making sure that there are entries in
> /etc/hosts for, etc., but I was never able to get the
> problem to entirely go away in all circumstances.

OK - my /etc/hosts file contained the following EXCEPT for the last line 
(fqdn) added this morning:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       localhost.localdomain   localhost       athens
::1     localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6    jerusalem.mpeters.local jerusalem    laserjet.mpeters.local laserjet   athens.mpeters.local

Hopefully it was lack of fqdn in /etc/hosts - though that would be 
puzzling, as I don't run any dns that defines that host name, so why it 
would cause slowdown when I can't reach the outside world because of 
lack of fqdn that it didn't have anyway is puzzling.

Another possibility - I have the gnome weather applet running on the 
panel, it could not update obviously as it could not get outside local 
lan, I don't know if that would have triggered gnome/x11 slowness or not.