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Old 05-13-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,
I am new to linux but i am enjoying everybit of the learning process. I am currently faced with two problems and any 50% answer will be "halvely" appreciated. 1) Whenever I type the command netstat -r, I notice that the IP address of the machine is not listed. Instead, there is an entry Is this normal as I dont have problem pinging this machine using the correct IP address? 2) My nslookup produces "Non-authoritative answer: Can't find www.x.y; No answer". What is not right with my config. Thanks
Old 05-13-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ!

The IP address is the network address assigned to an interface when dhcp fails to obtain an IP address - t least as far as I recall! Actually, as an aside, when you come back and visit this thread, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see a Similar Threads section...

As for your nslookup issue, that means that your DNS servers aren't set up correctly or are currently unreachable, not responding or otherwise incommunicado. Check that they are listed in /etc/resolv.conf - the format of this file should be:
Obviously you should list your dns servers here - if you are obtaining your IP address via DHCP, this is usually set up for you, but I don't think you're using DHCP.



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