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RE: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <jgregw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 04:14:18 -0800
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On Saturday, May 28, 2005 @ 7:23 AM, Scott Leighton wrote:

>On Saturday 28 May 2005 2:56 am, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> On Friday, May 27, 2005 5:17 PM, Scott Leighton wrote:
>> >On Thursday 26 May 2005 9:57 pm, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> >> On Thursday, May 26, 2005 3:30 AM, Ken Schneider wrote:
>> >> >On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 23:31 -0800, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> >> >> On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 @ 5:51 AM, Joe Morris wrote:
>> >> >> >Ken Schneider wrote:
>> >> >> >>The Linksys router will be your default route but -not- your
>> >>
>> >> nameserver.
>> >>
>> >> >> >>Use the name servers provided by your ISP.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Is this a common problem with routers? I have a Netgear with the
>>
>> same
>>
>> >> >> >name server problems. For my linux machines I usually set up a
>> >> >> > local caching DNS using the ISPs DNS as forwarders, which works
>> >> >> > great for Linux but no such luck for Windows. Since they
configure
>> >> >> > via DHCP,
>>
>> it
>>
>> >> >> >makes it a pain for a laptop. I thought it was maybe a Netgear
>> >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >but maybe not. I was just wondering if this is a common router
>> >> >> > problem. --
>> >> >> >Joe Morris
>> >> >> >New Tribes Mission
>> >> >> >Email Address: Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx
>> >> >> >Registered Linux user 231871
>> >> >>
>> >> >> The setup you say you have now is what I had at one point and
changed
>> >> >> because my entire network would be unavailable if that name server
>> >> >> was unavailable (say the ISP was unreachable). You then have no
name
>> >> >> server. You should be able to just tell your machine that
192.168.1.1
>>
>> IS
>>
>> >> >> the name server.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Greg Wallace
>> >> >
>> >> >What version of bind is running on your linksys router?
>> >> >
>> >> >--
>> >> >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
>> >>
>> >> That I don't know. I logged into it but couldn't find any reference
to
>> >> a bind version.
>> >
>> > Probably because the Linksys router does not run bind.
>> >
>> > On mine, a BEFSR41, I can configure the dns server entries to hand out
>> > to
>> >
>> >DHCP clients on the Linksys DHCP page, but that's not the same as
running
>> > a
>> >
>> >DNS server.
>> >
>> > Scott
>>
>> But it's just grabbing the ip address from the name server it sees at the
>> ISP and handing it off to Linux, right? So as far as Linux is concerned,
>> it is the name server (it doesn't know the difference).
>>

> No, that's not the way I understand it. It's passing the address of the
>nameservers to your Linux box via DHCP, your Linux box then uses
>those addresses for /etc/resolv.conf, so the end result is that your
>Linux box gets its list of DNS servers from the Linksys, but after
>that, it is simply resolving addresses using the servers that
>were on the list, the Linksys isn't directly involved. The Linksys
>isn't running a nameserver, it is only passing out the addresses
>of nameservers.

> Scott

That's the way it used to work (I'd see those ISP name server addresses in
my Linux box). Once I overrode that to my Router IP address, that's the
only address that showed up in Linux.

Greg W



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