[elinks-users] elinks 0.10.5 slow at resolving hostnames on Cygwin-X
preater+gmane at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 17:27:06 PDT 2005
I have a problem with elinks under Cygwin-X on Win2000 SP4. I didn't find
anything about it on the list on in the bugzilla, so here I am. :)
When I load a url, elinks spends a long time looking up the hostname of
the server: it will spend four or five seconds with the message 'Looking
up host' in the status bar. When the page is eventually loaded it's
rendered at a blistering speed, but the hang at the beginning is annoying.
I normally call elinks from mutt using urlview, but it's reproducable
outside of mutt, and happens on both ftp and http urls. I thought it
might be a bug in 0.10.5, so I tried the 'current' CVS build. Makes no
difference. This problem doesn't occur on my Linux (Mandriva 2005 LE)
machine, so maybe it's Cygwin-specific. I'm not using a elinks.conf file,
so I'm not using any settings that could be causing problems... unless I
*should* be using some settings there?
A bit about my system:
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 octave 1.5.18(0.132/4/2) 2005-07-02 20:30 i686 unknown
$ elinks -version
ELinks 0.10.5.CVS (built on Sep 5 2005 00:53:40)
Standard, No Backtrace, gzip, bzip2, Cascading Style Sheets, Protocol
(File, FTP, Gopher, HTTP, URI rewrite, User protocols), SSL (OpenSSL),
MIME (Option system, Mailcap, Mimetypes files), LED indicators, Bookmarks,
Cookies, Form History, Global History
I run elinks under an rxvt terminal window, specifically rxvt v2.7.10.
By the way, there's nothing wrong with my DNS server. I'm using a Safecom
SAMR-4110 ADSL modem router as the server, but all that does is pass
through requests to my ISP's DNS server -- which is working fine. I don't
have this problem in any other program, just elinks.
I've been trying the other lynx-derived browsers too. They don't have
this problem, but I'd MUCH rather use elinks. :D
Can anyone suggest what I might do to overcome this problem?
Thanks in advance,
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