Chances are that its the DNS lookups slowing it down. To double
check you could add the FQDN of the host your pinging to your /etc/hosts
file (assuming your lookup order is to check that first then DNS). That
should speed it up a little. Obviously its not what you want for daily
use, but it is a good way to verify.
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Hooton, Gerard wrote:
>> Hello all,
> When I ping a host using its FQDN the rate at which the pings go out is much
> than if I use its IP address.
> Any ideas why ?
>> Gerard Hooton
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