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:
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.