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Old 10-16-2003, 10:02 PM   #31
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DNS = Domain Name Server. If you type in www.google.com the system will go to the DNS server and ask for the number of the site. Contrary to popular belief www.google.com is not the address for google. It is the number that is asigned that the computer goes to. Can't remember what it is and it varies. They have several from what I here.

It will first go to your ISP, if it says 'I don't know what it is' then it will go to your ISP's ISP and see if it knows, if not it will continue up the ladder until it gets to the big dog that has every name and number there is globally. It's a big one. It will then update all the systems you went through and add the entry. You can have a DNS server on your system if you want to waste some hard drive space. I wouldn't recommend that though.

Basically let's say you want to call a old friend. You can't remember the phone number and you go to the phone book. It's not listed. You just went to your ISP then. Since it's not there, you dial information and give them the name and ask them for number. They would be the big dog with everybodies number. Make sense?

The number for the DNS server is available from your ISP. Call them and they will give it to you. Then using that last link you should be able to fill that info in and surf the net. Make SURE you get the right one. Repeat it back and confirm it.

Hope that helps. That's my lesson for the day.


This is some BS! I have made 4 calls to my ISP (cox) and they say they cant issue a DNS number! They asked me what I needed it for and I informed them I was using linux and they said they dont support the OS? I am lost on what to do now.....
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:06 PM   #32
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This is some BS! I have made 4 calls to my ISP (cox) and they say they cant issue a DNS number! They asked me what I needed it for and I informed them I was using linux and they said they dont support the OS? I am lost on what to do now.....


LMFAO!!!! N/M this post, I set up my network card to get DNS info from my ISP, and I reset Linux, all is fine now!

I want to say THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED OUT ON THIS ISSUE!!!!!

(I still dont understand why I could NOT use my network card on my MOBO, but ast least I am up nd running and life will be much better now. I WONT GIVE UP!!!!!!)
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #33
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Hahahaha! I can see those phone techies cowering under the desk. Every company I call and just say Linux, they can freak out sometimes. It doesn't really matter what DNS server you use, just get a working one. I just tried a "whois" on Mandrake, and it didn't have it, so I logged in to my Linux box slackware and did this there. This is how you would do it, open a terminal and do

whois swbell.net (or someother site name.)

At the bottom will give you some dns numbers, use those. If they don't work, try another. If you can't find someone, ask someone for theirs. Look at that phone number example, you can skip the phone book and call information, and you can also use other phone books. I'll give you swbell.net dns servers. Remember, use ip numbers.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.SWBELL.NET 151.164.1.1
NS2.SWBELL.NET 151.164.1.7

But there one thing about useing other DNS servers. If you use your ISP's DNS server, it is quicker sence you are connected right to them. If you use another one, it might have some delay.

Last edited by vegeta_nc; 10-16-2003 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:50 AM   #34
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Glad you got it working. I wish I could have helped more but I have dial up. No experience with DSL and such.

Happy for you though. Happy surfing!!

 
Old 10-17-2003, 01:05 AM   #35
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Linksys BEFN2PS4 router is a Dynamic Host Configuration Protol device, by default it will issue an ip adress to you machine if you did not configure your machine to use DHCP you will need to.

It sounds as though, to me, your machine can not find the Default gateway
 
  


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