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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Network configuration: looking up URLs is very slow; how can I fix this?
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:42:25
1 Hi, Gentoo!
3 I bought a new hard drive on Wednesday, and am seriously getting Gentoo
4 installed (after doing a trial installation in July).
6 However.... looking up URL's is very, very slow. This is most
7 noticeable when running emerge. It is very also noticeable running
8 Firefox; the looking up is _much_ slower than on my existing Debian
9 sarge system.
11 Presumably, I need to configure some sort of DNS cache, or proxy, or
12 whatever it might be called. I've looked in
13 <>, but couldn't find a network configuration
14 manual there.
16 Would somebody give me a pointer, please? Thanks!
18 --
19 Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).