> i really have NO IDEA why it's doing this, but when pppd is running, mc
> and *x take 10+ seconds to load up.. i'm really confused, any any
> help would be appreciated
> btw, this is my first time using tin, so my email addr probably isn't right :)
A possible cause:
Some part of your system setup may be generating malformed system names
initially; when pppd
is up this bad system name is sent off to the name server at your ISP
and it struggles with it
before giving up. Then your system generates an ok system name and/or
name resolver maps the name to a IP address and everybody is happy.
While it sounds
far fetched it actually happened as i was setting up my local network.
A simpler scenario may be sufficient to cause the delay:- the external
queried first for machines on the local network and the external
nameserver does not
know about the local machines. When pppd is not up the external name
server can not
be reached so the local name server will be queried fast; when pppd is
up the external
name server has to time out before the local name server is queried.
Run pppd with debug and watch /var/log/messages.