Our network admin did some work with load balancing on our test system
last night. This morning, I came in and tried to SSH into our
fileserver, and it took forever. Ditto for SSHing within the network.
Ditto for any MySQL connection, including the connections that the app
I’m sure this is due to Reverse DNS lookup attempts. When I added host
entries for all the machines that connect (including the public IP of
the network I’m on), everything went back to normal.
What I don’t understand is why this would happen overnight. The network
guy only made changes on how the system connects to the public internet,
so the internal network supposedly didn’t change at all. Why, then, am I
having all these problems within the network?
I know that this may not be the most appropriate place for such a
question, but I know that there are a lot of knowledgeable people on
this group, and I’m guessing this may have happened to someone else. Any
ideas would be welcome.