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Re: Can't find the DNS Servers

On 10/04/2017 11:13 AM, Reco wrote:
On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 02:08:17PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 08:59:46PM +0300, Reco wrote:
On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 11:59:04AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
On Wed 04 Oct 2017 at 09:11:37 (+0300), Reco wrote:
A correct way to fix this is to "persuade" your DHCP server not to
provide DNS information.
Even more correct way is to force your DNS-at-DHCP to use as
forwarder DNS.
Since it's unnaturally complex to do so in a consumer-grade routers, a
hack is in order.

But won't that send local host lookups to google which won't have a clue?

Why won't it have a clue?

Because google doesn't know what names you use on your local network.

Once one starts using - it will. Even it won't show it.
Friends don't let friends use Google resolvers.
A software that's using "Four Eights" by default was considered buggy in
Debian back in the day.

implement local lookups you need a name server which can selectively either
serve a local name or forward the request to an internet name server.

Avahi, anyone?

can't be done in resolv.conf, but can be done either centrally or locally
via unbound or similar.

Or, /etc/hosts. For a simple household network how hard could it be?



I filled /etc/hosts and can get named service to my local network but can't get on to the internet. It's like something is blocking access to any nameservers.

Gary R.

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