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Static IP -> Slower?!
I'm not very good with networking, but I've noticed that when I assign my machine a static IP, its speed is noticably slower than when assigned an IP via DHCP. Any ideas as to what could be going on?
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One idea is that the nameservers assigned by DHCP may be more responsive than the ones specified when using a static address. The telltale sign for this is your Web browser's status bar spending a lot of time saying "Resolving www.yadayada.com..." or "Looking up www.yadayada.com..." or something similar.
Do you have good entries in /etc/resolv.conf, like ones provided by your ISP or a known nearby DNS server?Stand up and be counted as a Linux user!
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DNS search order may also be a cause.