`Win32::Resolv.get_resolv_info` Win32::Resolv.get_resolv_info returns a list of IP address that include DNS server for network devices that are not connected, causing long timeouts when using `Resolv::DNS` Resolv::DNS (or Rubygems which uses `Resolv::DNS`) Resolv::DNS) `Win32::Resolv` Win32::Resolv scans the registry for DNS server addresses. Unfortunatly, if some of your network devices are not currently connected, the old DNS information is still stored in registry. So `get_resolv_info` get_resolv_info still returns it. This can cause very long timeouts when using `Resolv::DNS` Resolv::DNS (e.g. rubygems). For example, a simple 'gem install' on my machine would take over a minute, because of several timeouts waiting for DNS. Example: ```ruby <pre> irb(main):024:0> Win32::Resolv.get_resolv_info => [["mynet", "mycompany.local", "local"], ["192.168.1.1", "172.27.0.1", "126.96.36.199", "188.8.131.52", "192.168.101.10", "192.168.101.11"]] ``` </pre> * 192.168.1.1 is the DNS server from my home Wifi (not currently connected) * 172.27.0.1 is the DNS server from a router I had connected via an USB Ethernet Device a week ago * 184.108.40.206 is from the same as above (but incidentally works, since it is available) * 192.168.101.10+11 are the actual current DNS server I think a solution could be to rely on `GetAdapterAddresses()` GetAdapterAddresses() in the Win32 API instead to get the IP address of DNS server. As a workaround for users affected by this is to remove unconnected Interfaces from `HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces` HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces in the registry.