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Re: Emacs slow away from home

From: Steinar Bang
Subject: Re: Emacs slow away from home
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 13:16:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Daniel Pittman <>:

> Ron House <> writes:

>> I have been using emacs on my laptop under linux for a long time, but
>> I have just noticed that if I open emacs when I am away from home, it
>> takes something like 2 minutes or more to start up.  At home it is a
>> second or two.

> DNS on your laptop is broken: Emacs is trying to resolve something,
> probably the FQDN to an address, or the address to an FQDN, that takes
> that long to time-out.

Actually I think what it tries to do, is to find the FQDN of the machine
it's running on.

The workaround, according to the above URLs), is to put the FQDN of the
laptop into its hosts-file.

(I haven't tried this for myself)

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