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slow netscape startup fixed...

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Kevin Lawton wrote:

> I know this is going to sound kinda hacky, maybe there is a better
> solution, but...
> Say you use usenet server ''.  When you're not
> on the 'net, add that server name to your localhost definintion
> in /etc/hosts:
>       localhost.localdomain localhost

Wouldn't it work to put the real IP address of the box into the /etc/hosts
file?  Yeah, it could change, but that usually doesn't happen too often,
and you'd learn about it the next time it mattered to you anyway.  But if
you put the correct address into the hosts file, then you wouldn't have to
worry about changing it every time you get net connected, and you wouldn't
have to wait for a DNS timeout.  Or is netscape doing something completely
screwey here?  (OK, even more completely screwey?)


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