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RE: ppp slows boot process

On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Henrik Löfgren wrote:
> The system hangs for 1-2 minutes at one of two different places at startup.  
> After "Setting up eth0 with ip..." or after "Adding hostname to hosts file"
> We thought it maybe were something wrong with our network...

Sometimes delays during bootup of Linux systems in general are connected to 
configured but nonreachable DNS servers (and associated long timeouts) and 
startup daemons or scripts that need to perform a host lookup.