On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 14:08, David Dorgan wrote:
> Quoting Ronan Kirby (ronan at kirby.ie):
> > 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.
>> This is a pretty strange situation, the rate should only
> effect it on startup, gethostbyname isn't called for
> every ping sent out.
Then how does it get the names it displays on each line?
But even so, that would be unaffected by whether you start
with a name or a number. Odd.
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