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    Can Vista use Linux DNS?

    Hello all,

    Basically, I have 4 Linux machines (Opensuse) and 2 Windows machines (Windows Vista).

    The Unix machines can ping each other fine. In other words, if there are machines

    if I ping Nala from Zazu, all is OK.
    if I ping Scar from Simba, all is OK.

    But, these all are using the OS: Opensuse Linux

    Now, the Windows machines are:

    If I try to ping Simba from Timon => Error, no host resolution

    The thing is, I set up the DNS entry on Timon according to this:
    Using OpenDNS On Your Windows Vista PC

    and it did not work.

    Can someone provide instruction as to how one can get Windows Vista to actually refer to a DNS that is on a Linux machine...


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    Linux Newbie dilbert's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Lima, Peru
    Sorry that I didn't read the tutorial of your link but basically you need to specify only an IP address or a name of your DNS server that the Vista PC can read.

    It doesn't matter what OS the DNS server is running.


    Your Vista PC is 192,168.1.100 and should be able to read address
    Then "nameserver=" somewhere on your Vista PC should do it.
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    Linux Guru Lazydog's Avatar
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    The Keystone State
    I did take the time to look at what you have done.

    Are you running a DNS system at home? If yes then you need to point your Vista machines at that server as this server knows your network not OpenDNS.

    Now on the off chance you are not running a DNS server at home then I would think that the Linux boxes know about each other because you listed them in the hosts file. You can do the same on Windows also. I do not know Vista but you should locate the hosts files and edit that to include your Linux boxes.


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