[SATLUG] Linux Client DNS Hostname Lookup Problem (reverse dns)
jaret at aberlorn.com
Wed Jun 18 14:29:02 CDT 2008
> jaret wrote:
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> just for reference, Jaret... my resolv.conf points to the ip address of
> the domain name server. There are two lines that are something like:
> domain hostname.ext
> nameserver umerical.ip.address.to.hostname.ext (ie: 192.168.1.1)
> you could point it to 22.214.171.124 - I don't remember who that belongs to,
> but it's a nameserver.
My resolv.conf looks like this, where search NAME points to the
I double-checked my settings... Your box uses "domain" whereas mine has
"search". I don't think that makes a difference. When using the full
hostname I still cannot ping the DNS server from Linux. I can ping
using Win XP using both hostname and ip.
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