[Novalug] route take a very long time

Jared Scott jared@jaredscott.com
Fri Dec 16 14:38:54 EST 2016

The next time it hangs, try to run it with 'route -n' instead and see if
the problem goes away.

route -n tells the route command to not bother trying to look up host names.

>From man route
       -n     show numerical addresses instead of trying to determine
symbolic host names. This is useful if you are trying to deter-
              mine why the route to your nameserver has vanished.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM Walt Smith via Novalug <
novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:

> to display. . . .
> I type route, and the first label line comes up, but then
> it can take 30 seconds before the actual routes are shown.
> Note: the route itself for layer 4 seems to be not working
> for at least one of the entries. I'm interested in just a little
> more info other than "because the route is screwed up".
> taking ppp0 down, and eth0 down and letting it
> set overnight, a redial allows the route command to work
> easily.  I didn't think to try "ip route" until this morning.
> This has happened before over the years, so I know there's some
> reason for route's behavior.  It should be listed (IMHO)
> in the man page.   A web search didn't find anything, but maybe
> a different set of search terms ???
> thx,
> Walt.
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