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> From: Arthur Barrett > Yuda Sidi, > > > This server is not connected to the internet. The DNS is configured > > properly forward and reverse. > > > > "ping yahoo.com" returns with an error message after 3 seconds. > > "ping -a 199.7.71;190" returns from the reverse DNS after 5 seconds. > > Then something is really really wrong with both your forward > and reverse DNS. > > Please fix your DNS before proceeding any further. PING time > for yahoo should be no more than 200ms: Arthur, the OP stated clearly that the server is *not* connected to the Internet, so I'd expect pings to all Internet sites to fail? I'm somewhat more interested as to how a "correctly configured" DNS for this environment would either take 3 seconds to fail, or return an IP address that can't then be pinged. Surely it should fail immediately without returning an address? So I agree with you that the DNS needs work, just not about the symptom :-). - Peter