Couldn't look up your hostname delay

pi pi at
Sat Jul 2 19:53:39 EDT 2005

Jack L. wrote:
> You can change that by modifying
> #define CONNECTTIMEOUT  30      /* Recommended value: 30 */
> #define IDENT_TIMEOUT 10
> in include/defaults.h

Or, fix it. When this has happened to me, this meant my DNS resolver is 
messed up. add "nameserver ip.add.res.s" to /etc/resolv.conf and then 
/rehash dns as an oper.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Robertson" <ian at>
>>I am new to running an IRC server. I have noticed on my personal 
>>server there is a relatively long delay after the server displays 
>>the message "Couldn't look up your hostname" compared to the 
>>practically unnoticeable delay when I connect to Is 
>>there a setting to speed up the login, specifically at this point 
>>or any other?
>>Thanks in advance,

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