Netscapes DNS helper?

Netscapes DNS helper?

Post by Sven Joer » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00

What is netscape's (4.05 linux) DNS helper doing?

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Sven Joerns




Netscapes DNS helper?

Post by Eric Trimme » Wed, 05 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:> What is netscape's (4.05 linux) DNS helper doing?

A while back I had some problems with Communicator that delt with DNS
helper. Below is my problem and the answer that solved my problems.

my old problem:

Quote:> On my Linux system ( Slackware, kernel 1.2.13 )  I use Communicator
> 4.04.   It's a very nice upgrade from 2.02.
> BUT it locks-up a lot !
> I've noticed; by using the "ps -x" command; that it locks-up when ever
> Communicator calls another program,
> "DNS helper".  What is this program ( perhaps a Java script ) ?  And has
> anyone else had this problem and know a solution ?

the answer:

   The DNS Helper process is to do async DNS lookups.  It gave me
   quite a bit of problem when I was using the Digital Unix Beta
   version.  To disable it, set:


Hope this answers you question.


    of                     Web Address:


1. (dns helper) in Netscape?


        When I start Netscape, another process starts as well with a PID equal
to nestcape PID + 1 and a name of (dns helper).  Occasionally, there
are  several of these named processes.  When Netscape crashes, sometimes
the (dns helper) process is still running and I have to kill it before I
can use Netscape again.

        Does anyone know what this process is for?  Is it needed?

        I'm using pppd dialed into an ISP.

Thank you

Jay O'Connor

"God himself plays the bass strings first when He tunes the soul"

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