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Re: Internet connection sharing with WinXP: DNS problem

On Monday 01 September 2003 8:47 am, Jörg Johannes wrote:

> My father has a Win XP box with a builtin DSL card (no linux driver
> available AFAIK, it's a Eicon Diva DSL). So the only possibility to get
> my Linux laptop connected to the net when I am at home is to let XP dial
> in and share the connection to my Linux box. I have tried the "Internet
> connection sharing wizard" (an awful thing) on Windows, and set the Win
> box as gateway in my eth0 config under linux. Now I can ping servers on
> the net with their IP adress, but I can not get the name resolution to
> work. I don't know which DNS server Windows uses, it is assigned
> dynamically wehn the connection is established, and I don't know how to
> get the adress...
> Any idea how to make surfing the net possible with such a setup?
> Thanks
> joerg

 Try obtaining the IP addresses of your ISPs DNS servers and use them for DNS 
resolution. That may work. 

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