DNS and event viewer errors

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Joe the Bartender, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. To make a long story short, I disabled DNS service in my Sony Vaio XP, since
    I finally concluded that that was causing my ISP to take over a minute to
    "come alive" each time I connected. I then noticed that it has been several
    days and not a single error (of any sort) in my Event Viewer. There used to
    be plenty, mostly undeciperable to me (none mentioned DNS).


    1. Did adding a HOSTS file cause this DNS problem? I put things back the
    way they were, but still the problem persists.

    2. Why would DNS cause such a delay with my ISP?

    3. What's with the lack of errors in Event Viewer?

    Joe the Bartender, Feb 18, 2004
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  2. Joe the Bartender

    Duane Arnold Guest

    The Host file will cause a delay at times on a NT based O/S that's what I
    hear. But I only experienced it one time on my Win 2K or XP Pro machines.
    Otherthan that, I have not experienced any delays. You should be able to
    disable the DNS service, which speeds things up, and if you're not using
    IPsec that uses the DNS service.

    BTW, I did have an advertisment Trojan that was on the machine that had
    the delay and I think the Host was stopping it at boot-up, which I have

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Feb 18, 2004
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  3. Joe the Bartender

    Duane Arnold Guest

    I also noticed that you're part of the AT&T network. I too am part of the
    AT&T network which InsightBB my ISP uses AT&T as their network backbone. I
    have notice some delays as well and looks like AT&T may be having some
    problems with the network. At some points, it was taking 20 seconds or more
    to view a post and sometimes Xnews would try two or three times before it
    could access a post so it could be viewed. My solution for the moment was to
    reset the modem which as corrected the problem for now and the speed is

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Feb 18, 2004
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