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Re: minor DNS problem

[sorry if you get this twice, I had problems sending it out the first

On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, Andrew Spencer wrote:

> hi all,
> Sorry to come back to the list again. Just a little glitch really, but it
> has me stumped... I can't get IP name resolution working properly. (All I
> want to do is resolve IP addresses using an available nameserver.)
> I can connect to machines on the local ethernet fine, using numeric IP
> addresses (can't see outside the local domain, due to the firewall, but
> that's another story..). Also, I can connect using name instead of number
> for a couple of machines I put into /etc/hosts by hand. 
> My /etc/host.conf file says
> 	order hosts,bind
> 	multi on
> and /etc/resolv.conf says
> 	search bath.ac.uk
> 	nameserver,

These are wrong.  they should look like this:

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

The way they are configured by default doesn't work.  It is a known bug,

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Igor Grobman                                             igor@vaca.net

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