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letired
February 8th, 2009, 01:29 AM
Alright, here's the background info:
The network is wired, but the configuration is fairly complicated due to my ISP's use of certificates etc. I'm currently relying on this package (http://www.viciouslime.co.uk/downloads/doc_details/19-university-of-york-nas) which supplies my login details and sorts out the certificates. I can't say I'm sure what it actually does, I haven't looked at the source and probably wouldn't understand enough anyway.

I've been connecting to the network this way since October, and everything was more or less smooth until I went away for a few weeks, used a couple of other networks, and then came back and plugged the computer in back at the university.

Problem: Now, I'm getting completely random timeouts when loading webpages, that is, sometimes the browser just stops at "Waiting for [host]...". This can happen at any point in the loading of a page if there is more than one host, for example if there's one main host for the webpage and an ad supplier, the page load could stop while loading the ads, and I end up with a timeout error. Refreshing, or clicking the link again, usually works.
This happens every 5-10 page loads, in all browsers but not on my Windows partition. I think the issue is only affecting web browsers although pidgin too has been having connection issues at times.

Well.. suggestions?

letired
February 8th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Bumping for luck

superprash2003
February 8th, 2009, 07:09 PM
you could try changing your DNS servers to opendns - 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 http://www.prash-babu.com/2008/04/how-to-configure-dns-servers-in-linux.html if you still face problems.. post output of ifconfig from the terminal

letired
February 8th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Hrm. Pageloads seem to have sped up thanks to the changes you posted, but on the other hand Spotify, running under wine, didn't like it at all and gives me an error about there being a firewall. Thunderbird can't retrieve e-mails. pidgin seems to be working fine, but I'm going to switch back to my ISP's DNS servers for now.


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:c3:2e:df
inet addr:1**.**.**.12+ Bcast:1**.**.**.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe**::2a0:d1**:fec3:2***/*4 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2763 errors:363 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1151 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:363 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1344179 (1.3 MB) TX bytes:226062 (226.0 KB)
Interrupt:19

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:376 (376.0 B) TX bytes:376 (376.0 B)

vmnet1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:01
inet addr:172.16.234.1 Bcast:172.16.234.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:29 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

vmnet8 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:08
inet addr:172.16.44.1 Bcast:172.16.44.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:29 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:e8:fa:a2:05
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-13-E8-FA-A2-05-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

superprash2003
February 10th, 2009, 06:35 PM
is thunderbird getting mails from your ISP or a local server?