Looking/Waiting for a domain indefinitely
There is a strange behaviour in my laptop, sometimes when I want to open a site, say stackoverflow.com, my browser stays “looking for” or “waiting for” that domain. Apparently doesn’t find it right away.
What I usually do is ping that domain and after a moment the browser responds (sometimes its necessary reload the page).
I’m running Firefox 3.0.6 on CentOS 5.3, I have an ethernet connection to a WRT54G v5 router that is connected with the radio modem (Wifi).
I don’t know if this is a very generic question, but I want to know if it happened to someone else out there.
What you are describing can simply be temporarily internet connectivity issues, such as interference when using wifi. When packets are lost you can easily be “stranded” for a couple of seconds waiting for a reply, and when you then ping the host, it tries to fetch the DNS information again, which is then cached.
Simply put: temporarily connectivity issues, resorting in delays and/or lost packets.Solution: encrypting your wifi would decrease interference, also check if anything else is using your bandwidth.