I'm having trouble getting name resolution to work, and I'd like your
help. I'm running a SUSE Pro 9.3 server that also runs a Samba
server, a dhcp server, and a dns server. This server box has three
NICs (all addresses are private--192.168--so I'll just use the last
two octets): a .1.0 that faces the Net (with sserver on .1.2, via
YaST, and in /etc/hosts (a router/switch is on .1.1 that serves as
firewall for the whole network, including some devices not in my
part)), a .2.0 subnet (lserver0 and lserver01 on .2.2) with a Win2k
PC, and a .3.0 subnet (lserver02 on .3.1) with a laptop that's dual
bootable between WinXP and SUSE Pro 9.3. Both subnets must go
through the .1.0 interface to get to the Internet. The name
resolution problems seem limited to my LAN. I get good addressing
from the dhcp server, and both subnet devices get onto the Internet
just fine. I mention the Samba server only for completeness; I don't
(yet) think it's involved in these problems.
What I'm seeing is this: I can get hostname resolution from both the
PC and the laptop as XP with one exception: a name a few months ago,
lserver0 was given a .1.103 address. When the PC pings lserver0
(which now has the .2.2 address), it gets back, still, .1.103 on one
of Window's standard 4 replies; the other 3 replies are timed out
errors. Flushing the resolver cache (ipconfig -flushdns) has no
effect on this. The laptop as XP has no such problem. However, the
laptop as SUSE cannot ping by hostname--it only gets unknown
host. It can, however, ping by FQDN (e.g., ping lserver01.test1.biz
gets correct responses, ping lserver01 gets "unk host"). All "three"
devices, though, have always been able to ping sserver (the interface
facing the Internet) successfully.
An ethereal trace has the PC sometimes failing to get a right answer
via DNS and getting the right answer via (Windows?) NETBIOS name
service lookup and sometimes getting the right answer via dns, and so
in both cases getting successful pings. It's like dynamic dns isn't
updating the reverse lookup tables; although, frankly, I'm uncertain
that the forward tables are getting updated, either--vis., the
problem with pinging lserver0 described above. However, I have
"ddns-updates on;" and "ddns-update-style interim;" in my dhcpd.conf
file (without the quotes).
My questions are these: what should I look for to get this running
correctly? How can I check to see whether ddns really is functioning
as it should? How do I read the tables where the dns functionality
caches its data on the various devices (i.e., what command presents
What other data do you all need in order to help me with this? I
have 9 DNS files (although I suspect the root.hint file is not a
problem); my dhcpd and named config files; I can generate ethereal
traces, if these are useful; etc. They'll make for a large email,
though. I hope, though, that this is just something I'm doing that's
incredibly brain dead and easy to fix.
Thanks for your help.
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of
the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
I saw recently that someone had been in contact with the people at
linksys that actually knew something about linux, but I toasted the
I've been going round robin with linksys regarding my setup and need
to find someone there who has some linux smarts.
Anyone have any linux contact info at Linksys?
I have searched the internet and the more I find, the more confused I
get on the above subject. Here are the confusion parts.
KDE Control center is supposed to have a CDDB Retrieval under sound &
Multimedia. It does not. It has Names tab under Audio CD of which I have
found no information on.
Konqueror should use CDDB-get to get the music titles when browsing the
audio CD. It does not.
Amarok should uses CDDB-get to show the song titles on the audio cd. It
does not and is probably related to the Konqueror problem.
CD Ripper gets the music titles, I guess from CDDL-get, but will not
save as mp3-mp4, only FLAC and Ogg.
I have installed lame, CDDB-get library and CDDB-get-perl modulesl,
xine, and everything else that I found that should make it work. It just
refuses to work.
Does anyone have a solution for either getting CD ripper (sound juicer)
to output mp3-mp4 or get amarok to use the CDDL-get, or what ever is
required to show the music title?
I have been working on this for two weeks now and have had no success. I
figure there is a configuration setting somewhere that no one is saying
In suse 10, konqueror displays the audio cd tracks but no CDDB info.
Supposed to be CDDB Retrieve in the KDE control panel, but there is no
such animal. Have installed lame, flac, ogg libs xinelib1 &
cddb-get-perl, still no success. Nothing in help menu on this subject.
So, what is the secret to getting Konqueror to display this info?
http://www.antrix.net/stuff/kde_audiocd/ and several other websites show
konqueror with the music titles, etc.