Comment 47 for bug 94940

Conn O Griofa (psyke83) wrote :

Has there been any progress on this issue? I experience slow DNS lookup times on *all* my machines with Ubuntu (including Lucid), but not on any version of Windows.

I can confirm that changing the "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf from:
files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
to:
files mdns_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns

...completely resolves the slow DNS lookup times. I assume this effectively enables IPv6 support for avahi-daemon, and taking into consideration that my router and ISP uses IPv4 addressing, I assume that this change will not break other legacy IPv4 setups either.

Can we get someone with experience of the avahi-daemon to comment on the feasibility of this change?