delay when listing iptables rules
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 13:50:36 +0100
I'd *guess that this is probably a result of your machine resolving IP
addresses to hostnames when your nameserver is available (as a result of
your internet connection being up) and not resolving them when it's
You might want to take a look and see if there is indeed a difference in
the output along the lines of IP addresses vs. hostnames...
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[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of C W
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 1:22 PM
Subject: delay when listing iptables rules
I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I was unable to
find anything similar in the archives.
Here is the behavior I am noticing. If I bring up my firewall with my
internet connection down and type iptables --list I get a complete
listing of all my rules immediately. If I then bring up my internet
connection and run iptables --list again it shows most of the first 5
rules, pauses for about 5 seconds, displays most of the remaining rules,
pauses for 5 seconds again, and then finished listing the remaining
rules. Is this normal? Would an upgrade to the latest release of
iptables fix this?
Everything seems to work fine, even with the lag in listing the rules.
I'm running Mandrake 8.0 with 2.4.3 and iptables 1.2.1-4.
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