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slow netscape startup

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Ron Peterson wrote:

> When my laptop is disconnected from the network, Netscape is extremely
> slow to load the default homepage.  It starts o.k., and eventually
> (several minutes later) loads the homepage.  I've tried making my
> homepage a local file://blahblah and using web page served up by Apache
> running locally.  I've tried turning named on and off.  I have my
> virtual hostname listed in /etc/hosts, and host.conf reads hosts,bind. 
> resolv.conf list three nameservers: this laptop, the caching nameserver
> on my office lan, and my isp's.  Is Netscape tring to resolve root
> nameservers or something?

'prolly trying or some such sillines.

Niall Kavanagh, niall at
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