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Old 01-01-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
waynehapp
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Using the wireless router for DNS lookup


I'm running ReHat 9.0. I have a wireless Linksys-G router for the internet connection. Using it to assign IP address to the Linux machines works find. How do I get Linux to use it for name resolution? The Linksys manual says that the router can be used for this purpose.

For example if I do

telnet oxford

Can I use the router to do name lookup so that oxford translates into an IP address?!?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:56 AM   #2
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if you have the linux machine set to use dhcp
(BOOTPROTO=DHCP in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<intf> )

Then the router should automatically update /etc/resolv.conf to add the
nameserver entries for DNS lookups. The router will not do the name lookup, but will provide the DNS nameserver information automatically so that DNS lookups will be performed.
 
  


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