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Re: internet connection - was: solved: CS4236 ...

On Saturday 02 February 2002 06:18 pm, Klaus Neumann wrote:
> -------Original Message-------
> Klaus writes:
> > It looks like this:
> > domain whidbey.net
> > search mail.whidbey.net whidbey.net
> > nameserver
> > nameserver
> >
> > Anything wrong here?
> The 'domain' line is useless. The 'search' line overrides it. It is very
> unlikely that you need it anyway, though, so take it out.
> Done.
> The 'search'
> line probably does no damage (other than to waste some time), but it almost
> certainly is useless and was put there by someone who does not understand
> its purpose. Take it out. Man resolv.conf.
> The ip's appear to be whidbey's nameservers.

check /etc/host.conf. it should look like this:

order hosts,bind
multi on

btw, dropping the whiny attitude towards man pages, and to those who direct 
you to them, will greatly enhance your ability to understand your system.

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