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Re: [vox-tech] Fwd: Very slow off net
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Re: [vox-tech] Fwd: Very slow off net

Quoting Richard Harke (paleopenguin@gmail.com):

> When I use my laptop without a network connection, it becomes very,
> very slow launching applications. I've done some tracing and
> apparently it sends some kind of request to a DNS server. Not just any
> DNS but openDNS in particular. When it's off-net, it waits for the
> time-out before continuing.  So two quesions Why contact DNS for any
> app launch? (This includes apps that have no possibility of using the
> net)

This is difficult to answer without specifics.

> 2nd. Why openDNS? I had never heard of them before and certainly
> haven't signed up for their service.

You'll have to answer this question from local knowledge.  Obviously,
somebody using your laptop at some point did something that re-pointed
/etc/resolv.conf to them -- and nothing's overridden that, since.

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