Re: resolv.conf wrongly gets Belkin router's address
Bob Proulx wrote:
> Kent West wrote:
>> I replaced a dead router the other day with a new Belkin F5D7230-4
>> wireless/4-port unit.
> First let me say that I am not familiar with that particular piece of
>From Wal-Mart; about $40. Wireless G Router with 4 wired ports.
>> When networking starts on my Etch box, /etc/resolv.conf gets rewritten
>> like so:
>> search hydroplatenet
>> nameserver 192.168.2.1
>> nameserver 188.8.131.52
>> nameserver 184.108.40.206
> I assume this interface is configured using DHCP? Are you using
> 'resolvconf'? What is in your /etc/network/interfaces file for that
> westk[@westk03]:/home/westk> cat /etc/network/interfaces
> # /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
> # The loopback interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> # The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
(Actually, this particular interfaces file is from a totally different
machine, but it also has the same symptoms. Also, when I booted this
machine up with a Knoppix LiveCD, it too go the bogus Belkin DNS entry
in resolv.conf. So I now know it's not machine- or Debian-specific,
although it might be Debian-derived-specific.)
>> Web browsing (and other name-dependent Intarweb Pipes stuff) is very
>> slow with these settings, but if I comment/remove the first nameserver
>> line, which is the address of the Belkin router, things are fine.
> Some routers proxy DNS information through themselves. On the boxes I
> have seen that do this it is configurable and can be turned off. It
> appears to me from reading your report that the Belkin box has offered
> its own address as a DNS server in addition to some upstream DNS
That's the way it seems to me also, but when Belkin support told me that
their router does NOT offer its own address as a DNS server, I figured I
better double-check with other Debianistas before concluding that Belkin
support doesn't know what they're talking about.
> Inspect the Belkin client DNS configuration and see if that address
> has been added to the configuration or if there is a way to remove
> that configuration.
I don't find any such settings; here's a snapshot of the only relevant
page on the Belkin setup that I can find:
> If they hear Debian GNU/Linux they will probably drop your support
> call immediately too. Sigh. It would be useful to crosscheck this
> with tests from other operating system clients.
Ag! I'm so dense. I'm so accustomed to being a Debian-only house that I
forgot my work laptop is dual-boot with Vista. I'll give that a shot.
> When you say Debian here you really should say dhcp3 client or pump or
> other specific dhcp client that you have installed. If you don't know
> then you are probably using dhcp3.
> Commodity routers such as those are inexpensive. Return yours and buy
> a different brand that works correctly and avoid the problem.
Thanks for the response! I appreciate it!