Linux DNS Problem
Well LinuxGurus, I know you are out there, here's one that shouldn't be too much trouble, but is a real pain in the *** for a newbie for me.
I just installed Linux on my Box (Mandrake 6.0), and everythning works beautifully except for DNS.
The TCP/IP config appears to be okay. I can ping ip addresses, but it just won't resolve host names.
I'm on a LAN connection on a college campus.
I've got all of the correct DNS server ips, but it still doesn't work.
Netscape does mention that something like the SOCKS_NS something needs to point to the DNS server, but I have no idea what that is.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
Well, I'm typing this from Linux, so Problem solved.
I'll take two... CPU's
What did you have to do?
Well, I found out that it wasn't DNS's fault, it was actually very screwed up routing.
I could ping my computer, and others on the local network (to some extent), but when I tried an outside computer (www.yahoo.com and a few others) but nothing would work.
Basically, it was outside computers that i was testing DNS on, so I thought that DNS didn't work.
After getting some good advice from a friend of mine, i tried Nslookup, which to my amazement worked on all systems. Then, I looked at the routing tables, and I found the problem.
I had to use "route" to add a direct route to my gateway, then set the gateway as the default route.
Whew, and there you have it.
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