Re: gonme and the internet.
- From: -dsr- <dsr tao merseine nu>
- To: Gnome <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: gonme and the internet.
- Date: Fri Nov 1 13:01:16 2002
Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> But mine isn't. If I start GNOME up and the connection to the
> nameserver is down, then GNOME keeps looking for the nameserver
> for about 30s or a minute and then gives up, and then continues
> with the starting up process.
> Every application I launch then also looks for the nameserver,
> times out, and then starts up anyway.
People often think that running a nameserver is a Big Hairy Deal, but
if you don't need to be authoritative for any domains, it's actually
quite an easy and, dare I say it, lightweight process to configure and
On Debian, for instance, there's lwresd, pdnsd, djbdns, and maradns,
as well as the heavyweight BIND.
Network engineer, looking for work near Boston:
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