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Old 02-12-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Cannot resolve hostnames


I'm running a new install of FC2 at home. I have a wired router connecting two computers at home to my cable modem. Networking is functioning on the FC2 box in that I can ping hosts by IP# and ssh to my work computer (because I know its IP#). However, I'm not getting any hostname resolution, which is a real handicap. The other computer on the home network is a Windows XP box and networking (including hostname resolution) appears to be fully functional. How can I fix this? The contents of my /etc/resolv.conf is:

search localdomain

Any help will be appreciated.

Old 02-12-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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Go to the windows machine and get the IPs for your DNS servers. Then put them in your resolv.conf like so:

search  <yourdomain.tld>
nameserver <FirstIP>
nameserver <SecondIP>


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