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  1. OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought


    BitTwister listed the IP addresses for a couple of OpenDNS nameservers,
    and I plugged them in. The idea of blocking advertising machines and
    other crud does have definite appeal to me.

    But suddenly I could not longer connect to the NOAA weather page for
    my area. The first two or three times the message was 503, no
    server available to service the request. Then, I got this nice
    message saying the server was not responding, but this was not
    unusual; try again later. And it offered a few other weather
    sites (complete with advertising, I would assume).

    I promptly pulled out the OpenDNS addresses, and bingo, the
    NOAA weather service came up instantly as usual.

    I really do not mind the idea of getting ads along with the
    messages saying why a connection was not made, but I really
    do not appreciate stumbling blocks intended to channel me from
    very nice sites to sites with advertising...

    I do note that you can sign up for the service rather than
    just plug the addresses into your machine, and I assume this
    would allow greater control, but I am not sure I want to
    do the work required to play such games.

    Opinions from those who use the service?

    Cheers!

    jim b.


    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; UNIX merely expects users to be computer-
    friendly!

  2. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:26:09 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:

    > But suddenly I could not longer connect to the NOAA weather page for
    > my area.


    Give us the url

  3. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:41:18 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:26:09 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >> But suddenly I could not longer connect to the NOAA weather page for my
    >> area.

    >
    > Give us the url



    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?
    CityName=Annandale&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=38.8332&textField2=-77.2121&e=1

    All on one line, of course.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; UNIX merely expects users to be computer-friendly!

  4. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:44:15 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    > On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:41:18 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:26:09 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >>
    >>> But suddenly I could not longer connect to the NOAA weather page for my
    >>> area.

    >>
    >> Give us the url

    >
    >
    > http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?
    > CityName=Annandale&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=38.8332&textField2=-77.2121&e=1


    What can I say, works for me.


    $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 192.168.1.131
    search home.test

    $ grep 192.168.1.131 /etc/hosts
    192.168.1.131 wm81.home.test wm81

    $ hostname
    wm81.home.test

    $ grep hosts: /etc/nsswitch.conf
    hosts: files dns

    $ cat /etc/host.conf
    order hosts,bind
    multi on
    nospoof on
    spoofalert on

    $ grep forward /var/lib/named/etc/named.conf
    // forwarders { first_public_nameserver_ip; second_public_nameserver_ip; };
    forwarders { 208.67.222.222; 208.67.220.220; };

  5. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:56:05 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:

    > What can I say, works for me.


    > $ grep forward /var/lib/named/etc/named.conf // forwarders {
    > first_public_nameserver_ip; second_public_nameserver_ip; }; forwarders {
    > 208.67.222.222; 208.67.220.220; };



    There are several problematic points about my attempt.
    I simply added the two servers to resolv.conf. No forwarding or
    named.conf involved. Also, I wonder if perhaps you are registered,
    which might make a difference. I did not sign up.

    I did surf around a bit. Wall Street Journal pages loaded fine, but
    the ads often were blank with a (Error 503, no server available) message.
    This did not really offend me.

    A few overseas sites selected to trigger blocking of dubious sites
    likewise returned the 503 no server available. Inability to get to
    NOAA's weather service was (from my perspective) no different from
    inability to see the WSJ ads or the foreign sites, except that one
    time of four or five it did provide a message that the server was not
    responding, but that was common and I should try later. The other
    times it was the standard 503 error.

    Works for you. Plugging IP addresses into resolv.conf did not work
    well for me. Sample of two.

    Anyone else that has used OpenDNS? I like the idea, but trying to
    scope things out is sort of like peering into a very dense fog.

    Cheers!

    jim b.






    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; UNIX merely expects users to be computer-friendly!

  6. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:26:27 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:



    > There are several problematic points about my attempt.
    > I simply added the two servers to resolv.conf.


    Ok, I'll show you mine if you will show me yours.


    $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 208.67.222.222
    nameserver 208.67.220.220
    search home.test


    > Also, I wonder if perhaps you are registered,
    > which might make a difference. I did not sign up.


    Not registered. Set resolv.conf and
    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...2=-77.2121&e=1

    Pop right up, clicking Radar and Sat images on the page also worked.

    > I did surf around a bit. Wall Street Journal pages loaded fine, but
    > the ads often were blank with a (Error 503, no server available) message.
    > This did not really offend me.


    Give urls I'll check them from Dallas Texas.

  7. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:56:18 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:26:27 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >> There are several problematic points about my attempt. I simply added
    >> the two servers to resolv.conf.

    >
    > Ok, I'll show you mine if you will show me yours.
    >
    >
    > $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    > # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by
    > resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL
    > BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 208.67.222.222
    > nameserver 208.67.220.220
    > search home.test


    [jim@localhost etc]$ cat resolv.conf
    search home.invalid

    nameserver 192.168.0.1
    # nameserver 208.67.222.222
    # nameserver 208.67.222.220

    When in use, the two OpenDNS lines were on top
    and the first two characters on the line deleted.

    > Give urls I'll check them from Dallas Texas.


    I'll have to reboot back to 2008.0 get URLs for
    some pages that do not require a login.

    First, I have some update packages to install.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    /home/jim/.signature

  8. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    Bit Twister wrote:
    > On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:26:27 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:


    >> I did surf around a bit. Wall Street Journal pages loaded fine, but
    >> the ads often were blank with a (Error 503, no server available) message.
    >> This did not really offend me.

    >
    > Give urls I'll check them from Dallas Texas.


    The last two items, far below, when loaded using resolv.conf as
    below, had blank boxes on the right where ads once were. The pages
    did load, and there were no 503 server not available error messages
    (or any other error messages).

    Separately, my machine is currently thinking over every command
    entered for a few seconds before acting, so I suspect the
    updates are taking their toll. I dropped back to
    2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv #1 SMP Mon Feb 11 12:42:52 EST 2008 x86_64 AMD
    Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ GNU/Linux but even this
    kernel is having problems. And this with 2008.0, not 2008.1.

    FWIW, my attempt to install updates to 2008.1 from gatech failed,
    with many files missing. I switched to urpmi and psu, and installed
    45 packages just fine.


    [root@jb etc]# cat resolv.conf
    search home.invalid

    nameserver 192.168.0.1
    # nameserver 208.67.222.222
    # nameserver 208.67.222.220


    BY THE NUMBERS: Fast, Not Furious

    *W10*
    TELEVISION: This One Will Kill You

    *W11*
    HOUSES OF WORSHIP: Strange Migration: An Unlikely Haven For Refugees

    TASTE:
    Intelligence Designer

    DE
    GUSTIBUS: Opportunity Makes a Thief


    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  9. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    Jim Beard wrote:
    > Separately, my machine is currently thinking over every command entered
    > for a few seconds before acting, so I suspect the
    > updates are taking their toll. I dropped back to 2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv
    > #1 SMP Mon Feb 11 12:42:52 EST 2008 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual
    > Core Processor 5000+ GNU/Linux but even this
    > kernel is having problems. And this with 2008.0, not 2008.1.


    Problem found. I had turned on translucency this morning, hours ago,
    and all had been working fine, through several reboots to and from
    2008.0 to 2008.1. Perhaps the last few updates did something, or
    perhaps the OSs finally realized something had changed, and slowed
    to a halting crawl.

    Turned off translucency in KDE Control, and machine response is back
    to normal.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  10. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:00:54 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >
    > • BY THE NUMBERS: Fast, Not Furious
    >
    > *W10*
    > • TELEVISION: This One Will Kill You
    >
    > *W11*
    > • HOUSES OF WORSHIP: Strange Migration: An Unlikely Haven For Refugees
    >
    > • TASTE:
    > Intelligence Designer
    >
    > • DE
    > GUSTIBUS: Opportunity Makes a Thief
    >


    All the above showed ads and what not. No errors.

    I had to disable my privoxy proxy add blocker I have installed.
    Had to enable a bunch of sites in NoScript java* blocker.

    Running firefox-2.0.0.12



    $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 208.67.222.222
    nameserver 208.67.222.220
    nameserver 192.168.1.130
    search home.test


    All the above worked and
    $ ping -c1 weather.gov
    PING weather.gov (140.90.113.200) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from nws.noaa.gov (140.90.113.200): icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=53.9 ms

    --- weather.gov ping statistics ---
    1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 53.936/53.936/53.936/0.000 ms

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network
    NETWORKING_IPV6=no # speedup DNS lookups <-------- suggestion
    NOZEROCONF=yes # no doze lookups needed
    GATEWAYDEV=eth0 # needed for my DHCP scripts
    GATEWAY=192.168.1.1 # needed for my DHCP scripts
    NEEDHOSTNAME=no # I'll use my own hostname
    NETWORKING=yes
    HOSTNAME=wm80.home.test


    $ cat /etc/modprobe.conf snippet:
    alias eth0 tulip
    alias sound-slot-0 snd_atiixp
    alias eth1 8139too
    alias net-pf-10 off <------------------------------------ suggestion
    alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
    install ide-controller /sbin/modprobe atiixp; /bin/true





    Service network restart

    ping -c1 weather.gov


  11. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:15:54 +0000 (UTC), Bit Twister wrote:
    >
    > $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network
    > NETWORKING_IPV6=no # speedup DNS lookups <-------- suggestion


    NOZEROCONF=yes # no doze lookups needed

    Also add the NOZEROCONF line.



    Service network restart
    ping -c1 weather.gov


  12. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    Bit Twister wrote:
    > All the above showed ads and what not. No errors.


    Now I am beginning to wonder if indeed I do need to
    think about swapping a motherboard.
    >
    > I had to disable my privoxy proxy add blocker I have installed.
    > Had to enable a bunch of sites in NoScript java* blocker.
    >
    > Running firefox-2.0.0.12


    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20070914
    Mandriva/2.0.0.11-1.1mdv2008.0 (2008.0) Firefox/2.0.0.11
    >
    > $ ping -c1 weather.gov
    > PING weather.gov (140.90.113.200) 56(84) bytes of data.
    > 64 bytes from nws.noaa.gov (140.90.113.200): icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=53.9 ms
    >
    > --- weather.gov ping statistics ---
    > 1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
    > rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 53.936/53.936/53.936/0.000 ms
    >
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------


    /* Not using OpenDNS */

    [jim@jb ~]$ ping -c1 weather.gov
    PING weather.gov (140.90.113.200) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from nws.noaa.gov (140.90.113.200): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51
    time=5.89 ms

    --- weather.gov ping statistics ---
    1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 5.899/5.899/5.899/0.000 ms

    /* Yes, the decimal point is in the right place */

    > $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network
    > NETWORKING_IPV6=no # speedup DNS lookups <-------- suggestion
    > NOZEROCONF=yes # no doze lookups needed
    > GATEWAYDEV=eth0 # needed for my DHCP scripts
    > GATEWAY=192.168.1.1 # needed for my DHCP scripts
    > NEEDHOSTNAME=no # I'll use my own hostname
    > NETWORKING=yes
    > HOSTNAME=wm80.home.test


    [jim@jb ~]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network
    NETWORKING_IPV6=no
    NOZEROCONF=yes
    NETWORKING=yes
    GATEWAY=192.168.0.1
    GATEWAYDEV=eth0
    NEEDHOSTNAME=no
    HOSTNAME=jb.home.invalid

    > $ cat /etc/modprobe.conf snippet:
    > alias eth0 tulip
    > alias sound-slot-0 snd_atiixp
    > alias eth1 8139too
    > alias net-pf-10 off <------------------------------------ suggestion
    > alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
    > install ide-controller /sbin/modprobe atiixp; /bin/true


    [jim@jb ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf complete:
    alias eth0 forcedeth
    install scsi_hostadapter /sbin/modprobe sata_nv; /sbin/modprobe \
    usb_storage; /bin/true
    remove snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe -r snd-pcm-oss; /sbin/modprobe \
    --first-time -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
    install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install \
    snd-intel8x0 && { /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss; /bin/true; }
    install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe ohci_hcd; /sbin/modprobe \
    ehci_hcd; /bin/true
    alias net-pf-10 off
    blacklist audio
    blacklist snd-usb-audio
    alias sound-slot-0 snd_intel8x0
    install ide-controller /sbin/modprobe amd74xx; /bin/true


    Nearly 1100 hours. Time for bed.

    Cheers!

    jim b.


    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  13. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:54:41 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    > /* Not using OpenDNS */
    >
    > [jim@jb ~]$ ping -c1 weather.gov
    > PING weather.gov (140.90.113.200) 56(84) bytes of data.
    > 64 bytes from nws.noaa.gov (140.90.113.200): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51
    > time=5.89 ms
    >
    > --- weather.gov ping statistics ---
    > 1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
    > rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 5.899/5.899/5.899/0.000 ms
    >
    > /* Yes, the decimal point is in the right place */


    There's the problem, when using opendns your system forgets what it
    was looking for. :-D



    There went the hope it was an ipv6 problem.

    Just for fun, plug in
    nameserver 4.2.2.1
    nameserver 4.2.2.2


    ping -c1 weather.gov

    to see if it fails again.

    If works, I have no idea why Open Dns fails.

    You mentioned belt/suspenders.

    You may want to consider installing privoxy and adding NoScrip add on to firefox.
    http://www.privoxy.org/
    http://noscript.net/getit

    Black Hats have been cracking into ad servers and infecting banners and ads,
    not to mention flash, pdf, ...

    Sites you trust can be serving out malware via the banner/ads.

    From my admin diary.

    urpmi --wget privoxy --auto
    server privoxy restart


    # add privoxy server to firefox

    firefox
    Click Network tab
    Connection
    Settings button

    click Manual proxy configuration:
    HTTP Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    SSL Proxy: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8118
    Click OK


    # add the noscript extension to block/enable java
    http://noscript.net/getit

    In the NoScript Options screen
    click Advanced tab
    and set all check boxes checked in the Untrusted screen.

  14. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On 2008-02-18, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    > BitTwister listed the IP addresses for a couple of OpenDNS nameservers,
    > and I plugged them in. The idea of blocking advertising machines and
    > other crud does have definite appeal to me.


    [...]

    > Opinions from those who use the service?
    >
    > Cheers!


    I've been using it for about a year, with no difficulty at all. Not
    'registered', I just put the IP numbers into Mandriva's 'Network' settings
    via MCC. (In Mdv2008 the only way to check or change the settings seems
    to be to 'Set up a new network interface', which is a bad arrangement;
    earlier versions allowed you to change existing network settings).

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

  15. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On 2008-02-18, Jim Beard wrote:
    > On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:41:18 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:26:09 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >>
    >>> But suddenly I could not longer connect to the NOAA weather page for my
    >>> area.

    >>
    >> Give us the url

    >
    >
    > http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?
    > CityName=Annandale&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=38.8332&textField2=-77.2121&e=1
    >
    > All on one line, of course.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > jim b.


    Works fine from here in the UK.

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

  16. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On 2008-02-19, Jim Beard wrote:
    > On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:56:05 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:
    >
    >> What can I say, works for me.

    >
    >> $ grep forward /var/lib/named/etc/named.conf // forwarders {
    >> first_public_nameserver_ip; second_public_nameserver_ip; }; forwarders {
    >> 208.67.222.222; 208.67.220.220; };

    >
    >
    > There are several problematic points about my attempt.
    > I simply added the two servers to resolv.conf. No forwarding or
    > named.conf involved. Also, I wonder if perhaps you are registered,
    > which might make a difference. I did not sign up.


    [...]

    > Works for you. Plugging IP addresses into resolv.conf did not work
    > well for me. Sample of two.


    [...]

    Mandriva doesn't like you to edit resolve.conf directly; I use the MCC to
    set up DNS servers (in the 'Networking' section - Mdv2008 forces you to
    create a whole new 'connection', but earlier versions had a GUI to 'change
    network settings').

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

  17. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On 2008-02-19, Jim Beard wrote:
    > On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:56:18 +0000, Bit Twister wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:26:27 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> There are several problematic points about my attempt. I simply added
    >>> the two servers to resolv.conf.

    >>
    >> Ok, I'll show you mine if you will show me yours.
    >>
    >>
    >> $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    >> # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by
    >> resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL
    >> BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 208.67.222.222
    >> nameserver 208.67.220.220
    >> search home.test

    >
    > [jim@localhost etc]$ cat resolv.conf
    > search home.invalid
    >
    > nameserver 192.168.0.1
    > # nameserver 208.67.222.222
    > # nameserver 208.67.222.220


    [...]

    Looks to me as though you have set up Mandriva (when creating your network
    settings via MCC?) to use your 'router' as the primary DNS server. Does
    it actually function as one? What DNS servers is the router using? Just
    as the comment at the top of the file says, any changes you make to
    resolv.conf will be overwritten - using the settings you have made
    "elsewhere", which in Mandriva seems to mean via the GUI tools).

    Perhaps there are some clues in man resolvconf (note the absence of a dot
    in that name).

    Here's my resolv.conf as created by 'something in Mandriva':

    [mark@tavy ~]$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by
    resolvconf(8)
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 208.67.222.222
    nameserver 208.67.220.222
    [mark@tavy ~]$

    Notice that the difference between those two IP addresses is in the
    penultimate triplet, not in the last one.

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

  18. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:24:57 +0000, Whiskers wrote:
    >
    > I've been using it for about a year, with no difficulty at all. Not
    > 'registered', I just put the IP numbers into Mandriva's 'Network' settings
    > via MCC. (In Mdv2008 the only way to check or change the settings seems
    > to be to 'Set up a new network interface', which is a bad arrangement;
    > earlier versions allowed you to change existing network settings).


    Or just edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 or -eth1
    and change DNSx= values.

    service network restart would set the new value in /etc/resolv.conf

    For testing, just change /etc/resolv.conf, save, test,....


  19. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:28:52 +0000, Whiskers wrote:
    >
    > Mandriva doesn't like you to edit resolve.conf directly;


    For the lurkers, Whiskers is correct in that if you re-boot or
    re-start the network, your edited /etc/resolve.conf changes will be
    overwritten from DNS values found in
    /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 or
    /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 depending on which one you
    are using.


  20. Re: OpenDNS nameservers -- Opinions Sought

    On 2008-02-19, Bit Twister wrote:
    > On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:24:57 +0000, Whiskers wrote:
    >>
    >> I've been using it for about a year, with no difficulty at all. Not
    >> 'registered', I just put the IP numbers into Mandriva's 'Network' settings
    >> via MCC. (In Mdv2008 the only way to check or change the settings seems
    >> to be to 'Set up a new network interface', which is a bad arrangement;
    >> earlier versions allowed you to change existing network settings).

    >
    > Or just edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 or -eth1
    > and change DNSx= values.
    >
    > service network restart would set the new value in /etc/resolv.conf
    >
    > For testing, just change /etc/resolv.conf, save, test,....


    My versions of ifcfg-eth* don't have a line starting DNSx= (but they do
    have a line PEERDNS=yes).

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

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