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resolv.conf? How to make the backup servers accessed faster?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all, I have a slight problem. Here is my resolv.conf entry: search domain.com nameserver sys1 nameserver sys2 nameserver sys3 Now, if sys1 goes down, it will pickup sys2 but it takes 20 seconds every time i connect via ssh to the system with these resolv.conf file. I tried using timeout and attempts and got it down to about 10 seconds of wait time before it skips and connects using the other nameservers. If there any way to speed this up that anybody knows? To test, i put in a system that doesn't exist because an existant system with (HowTos)