Originally posted by Supraj
i am once again back with my silly questions....initially while loading linux 7.1 i missed out DNS server option, now i am not able to see the DNS service in the netconf utility server tasks section...my question is how can i reinstall DNS service without having to reload the OS as a whole.Please help.
I don't think that you are really looking for the BIND package. You don't want a DNS Server on your own but want to tell your computer to which DNS Servers it should connect when doing nameserver lookups, right?
May I direct you to the /etc/resolv.conf
file which hosts this information. You can add multiple nameservers into this file, one on each line with it's IP-Address prefixed with the word nameserver. Let's take an exampe:
You will have to exchange those ip-addresses of course with those that your ISP provides to you.
Btw., there is no
Linux 7.1!! What you mean is the distribution number - you must be refering to either RedHat or SuSE. Current versions of Linux are:
alfie@pinguin:~$ finger @finger.kernel.org
The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.4.17
The latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree is: 2.4.18-pre7
The latest beta version of the Linux kernel is: 2.5.2
The latest prepatch for the beta Linux kernel tree is: 2.5.3-pre6
The latest 2.2 version of the Linux kernel is: 2.2.20
The latest prepatch for the 2.2 Linux kernel tree is: 2.2.21-pre2
The latest 2.0 version of the Linux kernel is: 2.0.39
The latest prepatch for the 2.0 Linux kernel tree is: 2.0.40-rc2
The latest -ac patch to the stable Linux kernels is: 2.4.18-pre7-ac1
The latest -dj patch to the beta Linux kernels is: 2.5.2-dj6
This distinction is very very
important to keep in mind, for not going into misunderstandings.