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Re: Internet connection sharing with WinXP: DNS problem


Martin Reid (<martinrd@dsl.pipex.com>) wrote:

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

As Jörg's ISP seems to be T-Online, maybe he should add these nameserver
entries to his /etc/resolv.conf:


best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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