Re (2): finding the ip address of an upstream DNS
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:30:24 -0500,
> From the [dnsmasq] manpage:
> In order to configure dnsmasq to act as cache for the host on which it
> is running, put "nameserver 127.0.0.1" in /etc/resolv.conf ...
Certainly that condition exists on my system
and certainly it isn't from me editing resolv.conf.
This is the entire content of /etc/resolv.conf.
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
Given the number of cooks [softwares] in the
kitchen [system], I can only guess how the
spice ["nameserver 127.0.0.1"] came to be in
the soup [network configuration].
In any case, the number [ip address] for
directory assistance [dns of the ISP] is
somewhere in the kitchen [system]. According
to my understanding, this number was brought
by a well known delivery service [dhcp3-client].
Nobody can suggest where to read the extant
number [ip address] for directory assistance
[dns of the ISP]?
Pardon the analogy [humour].
Thanks, ... Peter E.
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