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Re: [SLE] DNS Question
You can use your server as a local (or caching) DNS server. Attbi does
occasionally change their DNS servers (same thing happened last week). For
the once in a blue moon occurrence, you chould just use the once ATTBI
assigned. The local caching DNS server givves you a bit more flexibility,
and will give you better performance. Or, you could use well know DNS
servers. The ATTBI DNS servers should be shorter hops than external
servers, and the local caching DNS is local to your LAN.

On 21 Nov 2002 at 12:41, Stan Koper wrote:

> I have a cable modem internet connection, and am using a linux box (SuSE
> 8.0) as a server/firewall for an internal network. The internal NIC is at
>, and I have about 6 machines (all windows 98, 2000, XP
> professional except for one running OS/2 4.0).
> Until now I have assigned a fixed IP number to each machine on the network,
> but recently my service provider (att broadband) sent me a notice advising
> me that I was using incorrect DNS servers. And that was because I had
> hard-coded the DNS IPs into each machine as well, and missed the change.
> The server uses dhcpcd to get a connection, and resolv.conf is updated to
> reflect any changes in DNS servers from However, I'm thinking of
> using dhcp internally, and the only question I have (so far) is how do I
> "translate" the DNS numbers that I get from attbi via dhcpcd so that they
> are available to my internal machines?
> Is this automatic? Do I need to do nothing in that regard? What (if
> anything) do I put into the dhcp.conf (or any other) file that will direct
> my internal computers to attbi's DNS servers?
> Thanks
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Jerry Feldman <gerald.feldman@xxxxxx>
Enterprise Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard Company
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