On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Paolo M wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> I am using a FreeBSD 4.7p7 box as the gateway to the
> Internet in my home.
> I saw a very starnge behavior accessing mail.yahoo.com
> from a connected Apple MacOS (but also from any other
> PC), the first attempt to resolve the names replies an
> error. If I repeat the request everything is fine. If
> I wait some minutes all the sequence repeats...
Are you blocking TCP for your name server by chance, or are you behind a
PIX firewall? The answer for mail.yahoo.com is sometimes larger than a UDP
packet can handle, so your resolver is either retrying with TCP, and/or
it's negotiating a UDP packet size larger than PIX firewalls can
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