Rick Moen commented:
> > I'm not quite sure what you mean, but I think it is fine. Both use the
> > same dns server and both have entries in the DNS server. Why do you ask?
> > Can you be more specific?
>> Whenever I hear "Network service foo suffers delays of up to minute", I
> tend to think the cause might be failure to set up or fully populate the
> reverse DNS, or ensure that it matches the forward lookups.
I once saw a document that displayed the Windows name resolution process. It
was very informative, if only to provide one with sufficient reason to use
From what I could make out, Windows uses a hodge-podge of old, new,
embraced&extended and generally horrid mechanisms to try and convert a host
name to an IP address. For unix to implement the same process, nsswitch.conf
would have to contain something like:
hosts: files-lmhosts files wins [NOTFOUND=return] browsemanager broadcast
AFAIR the process was even more complicated than this, but I had little
interest in it at the time. I do remember that it seemed to capture the
essence of what was wrong with Windows...
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