[SATLUG] Linux Client DNS Hostname Lookup Problem (reverse dns)

jaret jaret at aberlorn.com
Wed Jun 18 12:43:37 CDT 2008


syn wrote:
> jaret wrote:
>> syn wrote:
>>> jaret wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Possibly check /etc/nsswitch.conf and see if hosts is setup to use
>>>>> only files, or dns, files and such
>>>>>
>>>>> Ed
>>>>>   
>>>>
>>>> My config uses dns, so this appears correct. Thnx.
>>>
>>> Whats 'dig +trace satlug.org'  spit out ?
>>>
>>> Florian
>>
>> Dig spits out:
>>
>> ;; global options: printcmd
>> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
>>
>>
>
> I might have missed this previously but, whats in /etc/resolv.conf ?  
> If your system is grabbing an IP via DHCP you might wanna check to 
> make sure nameservers are being provided.
>
> Florian

My resolv.conf is good. The network admin came over and we looked at it 
together and did different ping tests. I can ping the IP of other 
computers in the network. It's just the windows-dns server that doesn't 
communicate with my linux laptop.


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