As a kind of followup on my previous post, I’ve been increasingly annoyed by how puppet agent update on my Centos hosts takes a looong time. F.example I’m up in 120 seconds for my LAMP puppet profiles.
I suspected yum to be the slowdown, but my previous post from today gave me a hint that maybe puppet does something IPv6’ish stuff too .
I had a look at
# tcpdump -vvvvv 'port 53'
while doing a puppet update, and I see a lot of:
[myhostname].42349 > ns1.[mydomain].domain: [bad udp cksum 5599!] 18560+ AAAA? puppet.[mudomain]. (36) 15:09:33.326822 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 61459, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 133) ns1.[mydomain].domain > [myhostname].42349: [udp sum ok] 18560 q: AAAA? puppet.[mydomain]. 0/1/0 ns: [mydomain]. [50m40s] SOA ns1.[my SOA]. hostmaster.[my SOA]. 1378837114 14400 3600 777600 3600 (105)
[...] options single-request-reopen [...]
and suddenly puppet agent update took roughly 3 seconds, instead of 120 seconds …
Cool ! 🙂