Originally Posted by acid_kewpie
what linux share? Why would they want to be editing hosts files???
I see. Glance of the topic when he mentioned server shares, I though he was trying to provide file sharing. Closer reading is showing that he just wants to browse the Internet.
Editing the hosts file would give immediate resolution to a problem dns for file sharing.
Closer reading, I see he's looking for something different.
While it's rare, I misread a users initial intention.
It wouldn't have hurt to set the hosts file to test a ping and connection to the server, but as I see you have mentioned, it's not necessary.
If some of your new suggestions fail, I'll suggest other methods I've used to diagnose or use Internet sharing. I've always used a Linux router for my network. I have two NICs in my Linux server. I also use dhpd on the machine to distribute IP's to the machines on the network.
-- L. James
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