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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:38:41 -0400
  • Message-id: <1117391921.3562.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-05-29 at 10:55 -0700, Scott Leighton wrote:
> On Sunday 29 May 2005 9:09 am, Scott Leighton wrote:
> >
> Some googling reveals that many, but not all, of the
> Linksys boxes can operate as a DNS proxy. Apparently
> my BEFSR41 has that capability, which explains why
> it magically seems to work when putting the router
> address in /etc/resolv.conf
> Note that some of those same google sources recommended
> not doing so though. There were reports that the proxy
> feature was buggy and could cause long delays in
> DNS lookups.
> Scott
Which is why you would be better off setting up your own DNS server even
if it is only used as a forwarder.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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