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Does anyone have any idea why ipconfig on Windows XP might take a 10-20 seconds to finish? It’s causing a timeout issue for me in an application.

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is this just ipconfig, or are you specifying flags (/release & /renew can be slow for reasons mentioned below) –  voretaq7 Feb 8 '10 at 19:17
Reverse DNS? Are your DNS servers working correctly? Are you using any other options such as /all, or /release, /renew like Harper suggested? –  Andy Shellam Feb 8 '10 at 20:05
How is DNS relevant? –  John Gardeniers Feb 8 '10 at 21:31
In addition to wanting to see some more details I'm particularly curious as to why ipconfig (as opposed to the separate network connectivity issue) affects an application. –  John Gardeniers Feb 8 '10 at 21:32
Yes, I'm using /all –  JonF Feb 8 '10 at 23:49

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Most of the time when I've had ipconfig be slow, it's been because there's an issue contacting the DHCP server - whether it was because the server was down, or because there was an issue with the client box was irrelevant (and also unreported by ipconfig).

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