Originally posted by robby737
If its any help the only thing that is in resolv.conf is:
Should it have the domain name of my server as well
I don't know that Mandrake requires a different setup in resolv.conf
than Slackware, but have a look at mine:
bash-2.05b$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
These are two DNS nameservers for my ISP, China Railway. That is all
you need in /etc/resolv.conf afaik.
All a nameserver does is translate domain names such as
into an IP address such as 188.8.131.52 which makes it easier for all
of us to access websites, rather than typing in the IP address each time.
Sort of like using your cell phone's address book to call Roby rather
than dialing (123) 456-7890 or whatever's his actual phone number.
A long time ago I used the nameservers for Verizon, and they were
not my ISP.
Looking at your entries there is a colon between nameserver and the
actual IP. Did you type it that way or did Mandrake do it like this? If
that wasn't done by Mandrake, but you did if for some reason, then
take them out.
Those 2 addresses are UUNET Technologies, Inc. Is that your ISP? If
you run a dual-boot system, in WinDOHS at a DOS prompt issue
C:\> ipconfig -all
to get the correct IP addresses of your ISP. You can use other ones,
but your ISP is the first server you hit when the data leaves your box,
so wouldn't you want to use that one?
I know somebody else posted that they put their router's address in
there, but their router can't translate domain names into IP addresses.
Notice he later found out that didn't help. The only other thing you can
put in there to help is
search <the ISP's domain name>
such as that guy put to search EarthLink.
From reading your thread, I think you should read the document for
setting up pppd. Don't know where to find that for Mandrake, but I
think there's a tutorial on LQ.