On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 19:52, Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 22:38, geoff wrote:
> > However, I do have one problem, it is that when the tunnel is working,
> > everything seems laggy at my end. My email client takes ages to resolve
> > the pop server and smtp server, my browser takes ages to resolve domains
> > and links. I've made it so that it makes no changes to resolv.conf (it
> > just adds my normal DNS to it). And as soon as I turn the tunnel off, it
> > goes back to normal.
> It sounds like you're having trouble reaching the DNS servers. When you
> say you've made it make no changes to resolv.conf, is this a workaround
> for the problem or were you doing that anyway and that's when the
> problem manifests itself?
I require the tunnel to connect to our other office (NOC) where our web
servers (and DNS for that matter) are. I use our DNS, however the servers i
connect to are have their own DNS, but it only has one record, that is a zone
for the ISP I work for. Its a microsofty thing. If I add the server I am
connecting to to resolv.conf everything dies, because its not a "real" name
server. So I just tell pptp-config to add the normal name servers, which is
really redundant as they are all ready there. Leaving the DNS blank seems to
remove all entries and letting it do it automagically makes it add the wrong
> Do you have "dig" installed? You can try each nameserver one at a time
> to see how long responses take to come back (if they come back at all):
> dig @your.name.server1 some.host.name
> dig @your.name.server2 some.host.name
> Normally you'd expect quick responses. Try these with and without the
> tunnel running.
With the tunnel, responses come back, just slowly. I noticed today that prior
to the tunnel running, everything is fine. During and after I have shut it
down, its slow. Much slower while the tunnel is running than without.
> Are you routing all traffic through the tunnel, or just what's needed
> for access to the remote network?
Only traffic speciifically for that network. Incidentally I am using these
Client to LAN.
DNS: 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199
Remote route: 192.168.109/25
My IP = 192.168.0.xx (dynamic) (incidentally its no different if I use static
external IP, or static/dynamic internal)