cool find.

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Date: Sun Jan 26 07:55:00 2003

On Jan 26, 7:34, Ian Primus wrote:
> On Saturday, January 25, 2003, at 10:26 PM, Jim Strickland wrote:
> > Can you ping your domain name server?
> >
> Yes, I can. I have also tried using both the DNS addresses provided by
> the ISP, as well as the address of my router, which works for all of my
> other machines. I can even access web servers if I manually punch in
> the IP address.

If you show us the contents of /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf,
/etc/config/static-route.options (if you're going through a gateway like a
local router) or if you're using PPP: /etc/ppp.conf (obscure the
passwords!), and the output of netstat -ia, netstat -rn, and ifconfig -a,
we might be able to figure it out. Is routed or gated running? yp/nis?

You mentioned "your router". Does your router do DNS? If you have
/etc/resolv.conf pointing to the same nameservers as your router is, and
you also list the router itself, and the router is doing some form of NAT,
chances are that replies to DNS requests from your machine will get lost.

What happens if you use nslookup? Can you ping other local hosts by name?
Remote hosts?

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Jan 26 2003 - 07:55:00 GMT

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