Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166932
Obtaining hostname information has inappropriate timeout value
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
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Description of problem:
When the machine that is being installed has a network configured, yet no DNS available, the machine will prompt you for a DNS server. Even if this setting is left blank, anaconda still attempts to obtain dns and hostname information.
This causes the anaconda to stall for about 3 minutes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install, have a network setup, with DHCP not handing out DNS information.
2. The installer will get a DHCP address, but no DNS information
Actual Results: Server waits for about 3 minutes, the installer has not hung, although it takes excessively long to obtain an address.
Expected Results: One would expect this to time out in a shorter time period, if your DNS is supposed to be working and it cant get an address in less than a minute, you have larger problems to deal with.
RHEL 4 U1.
This is a dupe of 166933.
*** Bug 166933 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is how long a gethostbyaddr() takes. Not much that can really be done