Linuxconf makes a small check with the DNS before trying to
further configure the machine. It probes the DNS and waits for four
seconds. It then reports an error if the DNS has failed to answer
within this period. Here are different techniques to support this
- You should have good network connectivity with your DNS.
The DNS may be either located on the local Ethernet network, or
right on the other side of a PPP link.
- If no DNS is available near your network, it is better
to setup a caching DNS on your machine. Linuxconf does
this automatically when you create a DNS with it.
- DNS problems are probably the most difficult problems
to track or identify for new users. Try to detect any
item>A DNS does not fail often. When something is wrong with the
DNS, the effect is so pervasive, however, that a user may believe his
machine is either hung or broken.