On many systems, now, I've had to disable IPv6- SUSE 9, and Fedora Core 2 both support IPv6.
This means that "AAAA" DNS lookups are the first out the door, and after 4 timeouts at 5 seconds apart, I can finally get the "A" lookup that resolves "google.com" to 18.104.22.168.
There's a fix to the problem:
One source tells us that we can write:
echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
...and get it fixed on Fedora Core 2.
It says you need to reboot- is that really true? Is there a way to do it without a reboot? Any modprobe trickiness possible?
I've forgotten the SUSE 9 fix to take out IPv6 support, I remember that it was similar, but slightly different.