[lug] Debian App DNS Issues
jstarkey at breezedev.com
Wed Oct 29 16:41:27 MDT 2008
Zan Lynx wrote:
> I had a problem recently on a Debian server with very slow SSH
> connection start and it turned out to be caused by mdns (multicast DNS)
> which is provided by the Avahi daemon. In my case the problem was Avahi
> failing a lookup and timing out, but possibly you have the mdns line in
> your /etc/nsswitch.conf but uninstalled Avahi?
That sounds like it's getting closer to what I remember with regard to
the package I installed. I gave this a try and it didn't work:
From nssswitch.conf I changed:
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
hosts: files [NOTFOUND=return] dns
and restarted Thunderbird and it won't resolve hostnames. I set the
nsswitch.conf file back to the way it was and checked that avahi was
ps aux | grep avahi
avahi 3374 0.0 0.0 28632 1512 ? Ss 13:40 0:00
avahi-daemon: running [desk1.local]
avahi 3375 0.0 0.0 28504 504 ? Ss 13:40 0:00
avahi-daemon: chroot helper
And it didn't fix the issue.
Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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