[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: impossible to connect to DNS

> Are you using static ip addresses, or dynamic?
> In either case, what is in your /etc/resolv.conf file?

I am using a static address. 

Until yesterday I had something like this in /etc/resolv.conf

search [name]
nameserver [IP of server]

But while trying to figure this problem out I installed the resolvconf 
package, and then my /etc/resolv.conf contained this

# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)

I therefore added these lines to the interface definition 
in /etc/network/interfaces

dns-nameservers [IPs of the servers]
dns-search ges.univ-montp2.fr

I also did
apt-get install --reinstall dnsutils

Now it seems to be able to connect to the DNS server although much slower than 
it used to.

I have changed all the system passwords but I still think I might have gotten 
rootkited. rkhunter and chkrootkit give nothing though.

It would be great if I could go back to configuring the /etc/resolv.conf by 
hand (rather than automatically by resolvconf). Things used to work much 
faster back then.

I would also like to do a debsums on my system, but I need to refresh the sums 
because they might have gotten hacked, assuming the worst case scenario.

Is there a way to download the correct md5sums for all packages from somewhere 
so as to be able to really see if anything was tampered with? The sums on my 
hard drive are not reliable anymore, I think.

Thank you for your help.

Alexandru Cabuz
Doctoral Student
Université Montpellier II
Tel: +33 (0)

--- Please no Word or Powerpoint attachments.
Send plain text, rich text format, html, or pdf instead.
See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

Reply to: