On 6 Jun 2005, at 23:49, Peter Dempsey wrote:
> Bringing it back on topic... I do have an Eircom - Broadband problem.
>> I found browsing slow on Eircom using Mandrake 10.0 and my Netopia
>> The router status page lists a primary and secondary DNS address but
> resolve.conf lists 192.168.1.254. I over-wrote this including the
> listed on the status page and matters improved for about half an hour.
> Then I checked resolve.conf again. It had reverted to 192.168.1.254.
>> I managed to nobble it by un-commenting 'usepeerdns' in
> '/etc/ppp/peers/adsl', I think that's what solved it. I know this not
> the best solution.
>> I have since installed Mandrake 10.2 and have the same problem but
> cannot see a similar way to nobble it. Using drakconnect leaves me
> with a resolve.conf that keeps getting 'updated'.
>> What is the correct way to do this? Is there a way to get the router
> to export the correct values? I do not need to grok it's fullness.
> Waiting is.
>> I realise slagging off my neighbours is not the best way to get things
> but I have putty and need the experience...
resolv.conf SHOULD list 192.168.1.254 (presuming that that is the local
IP address of the Netopia). The Netopia acts as a DNS and DHCP server -
it allocates IP addresses to clients, and tells them to use it for DNS.
The addresses listed in the router's status page are ITS DNS servers
(usually those provided by your ISP) and normally speaking those are
not provided tp local DNS clients, as the router serves as a local
caching DNS server.
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