Vagrant DNS Slowness

This is way out of date now

The information in this post is so out-dated that I wonder why I'm keeping it around. I guess I'm a digital hoarder...

I've started using Vagrant a lot, and the one complaint I have is sometimes contacting and downloading items from the interwebs takes WAY longer than it should. I sat and waited for ruby to install a bundle that took over 10 minutes. (compared to less than a minute outside the vagrant)

Some Google-Fu later, I found this tweak.

# Add this to your Vagrant File
config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb|
    vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--natdnshostresolver1", "on"]

If you already have a config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb|

section, just add vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--natdnshostresolver1", "on"] inside it.

After adding this tweak (and restarting my Vagrant) I no longer had the lengthy ruby bundle installs.