[svlug] Delay while executing "route".

Walter Reed wreed at hubinternet.com
Mon Nov 12 16:53:01 PST 2001

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 04:29:59PM -0800, Kedar Patankar wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know why sometimes it takes a long (10-15 seconds or more) for
> the route command to print the routing table? I have seen this delay
> sometimes when the routing table is buggy - e.g. existence of two default
> routes, but sometimes when everything is very simple and fine - just one
> default route and no other n/w host routes.

Could be name resolution (DNS) being slow. Try "route -n" when this happens
to see if that's it.

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