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  1. #1

    Can't resolve DNS issues. Am I using the right ones?

    I have a Linksys router. It is autp configed with DHCP from the ISP. It gives me my IP, Gateway and 3 DNS's.

    I have all my XP boxes set up with the gateway and the DNS as (my router's local addy). I also have my FC3 box set up that way. I tried to set up my Suse 9.3 Pro box that way but it wouldn't work. I did some cheking and checked into my ISP DNS's and found some strange things. Maybe this is normal, I don't know.

    My router has 3 DNS's setup with the Auto configuration. Here are my router's given DNS's:
    DNS 1:
    DNS 2:
    DNS 3:

    I looked at this site's "linux Answer's" section about DNS's and found the "dig" command, so I did the following:

    ************************************************** ************************************************
    $ dig @

    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> @
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 31871
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 6, ADDITIONAL: 6

    ; IN A

    ;; ANSWER SECTION: 84894 IN A

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: 14103 IN NS 14103 IN NS 14103 IN NS 14103 IN NS 14103 IN NS 14103 IN NS

    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION: 84798 IN A 84798 IN A 85456 IN A 171858 IN A 84798 IN A 84798 IN A

    ;; Query time: 14 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Fri Jul 15 12:04:53 2005
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 255

    ************************************************** ******************************************

    Is this the right way to find DNS's? None of the DNS's listed from "dig" are the same as the ones on my router. Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? Which are the ones I should use for my resolv.conf file in SuSE?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

  2. #2
    AFAIK the only entry you need in your resolv.conf is "gateway".

    I've added the nameservers of my ISP, but I think my network still worked when I removed them (during my early days of experimenting).

  3. #3
    Yes, the only DNS name in resolv.conf should be your router's internal IP, which is most of the time, or in my case, Check it out in your router.


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    I installed Suse 9.2 on my system and gave the gateway and name server my router's address and when it went to look and download updates it worked fine.

    Aftr the upgrade, my video output to my LCD wasn't working so now I am upgrading to 9.3 now to see if it will work.

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