Having a small problem using linux on a home lan..
I'm using eircom broadband, the modem is a netopia 3340 also running as a
dhcp server for the home lan. The problem is mostly KDE programs
(konqueror, kopete, kmail, knode) running very slow. For example, to load
www.google.com in konqueror takes about 60 seconds. Everything on the
windows machines works fine, And other programs (firefox, ping) work fine
too. Kopete doesn't manage to log on at all, neither does kcheckgmail.
netstat -r gives the routing table but takes about 15 seconds to show it,
netstat -nr gives it immediately, so here the DNS lookup is taking time. Not
sure why mozilla and other apps aren't affected though.
Also, if I enable IP passthough on the modem for the linux box, every app
works fine, but I prefer to keep the linux box on the internal network to
access shared printers etc.
Has any anyone seen this before? Is it related to DNS lookups? Any help
would be greatly appreciated,
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