Host command timing out sporadically

Jeremy C. Reed jreed at
Wed May 2 19:43:06 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2 May 2012, Paul Marais wrote:

> I'm having an issue where my postfix server is having trouble with some lookups.
> When I type 'host <hostname>', 80% of the time I get decent reply speed, but for 20% I get a 5 second delay, or even a timeout.
> My nameserver is configured to only allow recursion for hosts on my local network, and I have my ISP dns in my forwarders.
> My resolv.conf has, my internal ip, and the ip for my isp DNS
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.

You may want to give us some specific examples. 

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