I'm facing a little question here. I have a long
/etc/hosts file. (working in the web, so I'm hosting a lot of sites locally for developping). Let's says it is about 40, 50 lines long.
All redirecting to 127.0.0.1.
Now when checking Chrome's inspector, it seems my local web pages are loading slowly because of the DNS Lookup part. On a
mygreatwebsite.local url also defined in the
After a quick check, it would seem that reducing the
hosts file to a couple of lines, drastically speeds up the DNS lookup part. So my question, is it possible to be confronted with differences of about 5 seconds for 50 lines, and insignificant times for a couple of lines? Or am I completely missing something?