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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 10:21:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <1117030876.19067.43.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 08:51 -0500, Joe Morris (NTM) 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

If you have a local linux box running a caching dns server just point
the windows box to it but also include your ISP name servers as well.
The linksys I have (wrt54g) can supply a list of name servers but cannot
act as a name server except for local dhcp addresses it has issued.

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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