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Long-time DNS Timeout Issues Resolved - Part II

Published December 1, 2004
It seemed that I still had issues with the DNS. So I decided to track it down to the source... BIND. For some reason, BIND was taking too long to query addresses not in my DNS server. So all I did was enable the following configuration settings in the named.conf file: forward only; forwarders {    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX;    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX; } What that does is forward all domain queries not listed in your dns server to a different dns server. I chose my cable providers dns. Replace XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX with the DNS servers to forward the requests to. This worked like a charm. However, if you do not control your DNS server or cannot forward requests, you might be out of luck. P.S. I can access Yahoo! now! I am so excited.
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Ronnie Schwartz is the CTO and founder of RustyBrick, an agile web & mobile development firm that creates effective applications and focuses on finding the right balance between time to production and software quality to get clients in front of their customers quickly and effectively. Ronnie brings over twenty years of innovative design, programming and management expertise to the table.

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