On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 12:44:47AM -0500, Will Trillich wrote:
> thanks for your info! now i've got some fine-tune questions--
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 11:21:40PM -0400, Gregg C wrote:
> > If you want people to be able to surf www.dontuthink.com, email
> > email@example.com, telnet to server.dontuthink.com, etc then you need
> > DNS. Your ISP could do it, but its generally better/easier just to do it
> > yourself.
> > your resolv.conf would be:
> > domain dontuthink.com
> > search whatever.lan
> > nameserver 192.168.1.1
> how about
> domain dontUthink.com
> search lan
> nameserver 127.0.0.1
> nameserver ip.name.server.addr
> ? is 127.0.0.1 bad compared to 192.168.1.1 for lan-wise dns?
> or does it not make any difference?
the only difference is if you have other computers networked
to your linux machine; they'll be able to connect to 192.168.x.x
but only your linux box can touch its own <insert erotic metaphor
here> 127.0.0.1 'interface'. you can also have linux treat different
interfaces differently: on mine, i've got spawn of satan (aka
telnet) listening for connections on port 23 of interface
192.168.1.1 but not on my public 126.96.36.199 connection.
you can also do different things with the 127.0.0.1 if you like.
> > This will allow you to work locally for telnet, bubb1, etc but will respond
> > to the outside world with dontuthink.com
> > /etc/hosts:
> > 188.8.131.52 server.dontuthink.com
> > 192.168.1.1 server.whatever.lan server
> 127.0.0.1 loopback
and i'll put on my asbestos now, but i like to have mine look like
184.108.40.206 server server.serensoft.com
192.168.1.1 linus linus.lan
192.168.1.2 wdt jonathon.lan
192.168.1.3 kat libris.lan
192.168.1.4 jrmac junior.lan
192.168.0.1 diode dave.munge.speedex.net
and /etc/networks like
with the shorter names left of the long names; otherwise most
net listings get a bit mangled with long address names.
will pts/0 wdt Thu Oct 12 11:33 - 17:29 (05:56)
kat ftpd5406 kat Thu Oct 12 11:18 - 11:20 (00:01)
kat pts/2 diode Tue Oct 10 15:54 - 15:57 (00:03)
will ftpd20580 diode Mon Oct 9 13:33 - 13:34 (00:00)
will pts/0 wdt Mon Oct 9 13:26 - 23:10 (09:44)
rdt ftpd22513 209-6-136-153.s1 Wed Oct 8 16:24 - 16:26 (00:02)
rdt pts/1 209-6-136-153.s1 Wed Oct 8 16:13 - 16:39 (00:26)
here, column 3 is kept managably terse, except for a ppp-like
connection for rdt.
same for other listings.
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
speedexish * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
lan * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
tunnel * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 dave
default router.serensof 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth1
if i'd had a shorter name for router.serensoft.com it wouldn've been
> also, doesn't the sequencing mean something?
> 220.127.116.11 server server.dontUthink.com
> makes display apps (ipfwadm -l for example)
> show 'server' instead of trying to use the
> full name 'server.dontUthink.com', yes?
there is a manpage on hosts (man hosts) that might give
away the store, there. i think you're right. also try
and see if any other likely suspects pop up.
> mine also has the 'new style' gunk:
> ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
> fe00:: ip6-localnet
mine too. when i need to know what that's all about,
i'll check into it... good luck-- :)
things are more like they used to be than they are now.
firstname.lastname@example.org *** http://www.dontUthink.com/