Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (3349 mails)

< Previous Next >
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


< Previous Next >
Follow Ups