I start MC 4.6.0 on a Linux box with a default route and a
nameserver into /etc/resolv.conf.
When the internet connection is down I experience a very very
long delay on MC startup.
>From a tcpdump trace I see that Midnight Commander tries to
resolve several names for each existing network interface:
61383+ A? lo.texnet.org. (31)
61384+ A? lo. (20)
61387+ A? LO.texnet.org. (31)
61388+ A? LO. (20)
61391+ A? eth0.texnet.org. (33)
61392+ A? eth0. (22)
61393+ A? ETH0.texnet.org. (33)
61394+ A? ETH0. (22)
texnet.org is the "search" domain in resolv.conf.
Each request is repated several times and take up a lot of time
Why this annoying lookup? Is there a way to avoid it?
Waiting 2-3 minutes before seeing the blue screen is frustrating,
also frustrating is to be requested to cut the route to any DNS
server before starting MC...
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