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[BLU] Re: slow netscape startup

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Niall Kavanagh wrote:

> 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.

I saw something on one list recently referring to this problem, and I
think it was related to Netscape trying to resolve a domain name, which it
couldn't do when not connected to the net.  I think the answer was to put
whatever your home page is in /etc/hosts, or change it to not load your
home page on startup.  

NB- I might have heard this about Apache starting up, not Netscape
browser.  It does sound reasonable though.


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