Couldn't look up your hostname delay

Ian Robertson ian at
Sat Jul 2 23:59:24 EDT 2005

Thanks but:

1. I didn't compile from source.
2. I don't think my DNS resolver is bad. ping and nslookup work fine.

Seems my only option to fix this may be to compile from source then.

Thanks again.

pi wrote:

> 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>
>>> Greetings,
>>> 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,
>>> Ian

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