DNS problem!

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sun Feb 12 21:00:42 EST 2006

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The line in your /etc/hosts should look like: localhost

Since you're on dial-up, you're probably not using dyndns.org, in
which case, that line should be just as I typed it above, there
shouldn't be mention of anything other then localhost there.

The file you want to look at when dealing with dns is
/etc/resolv.conf. However, don't mess with /etc/resolv.conf until
you've fixed your /etc/hosts, and determined that your problem still
isn't solved.

Briefly, the syntax of /etc/resolv.conf is something like:

search domain.com
nameserver 111.222.333.444
nameserver 555.666.777.888

Where domain.com is the domain name of your dial-up ISP, and the
nameserver lines contain the IP address(es) of your ISP's name

For more on resolv.conf, try the resolv.conf man page, which actually
seems to point to resolver(5) on my system.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 05:42:40PM -0500, ace wrote:
> Hello all,
> I was configuring Postfix today and did a little tweeking in my hosts 
> file.  Now, I can't connect to anything unless I supply the IP!  What 
> is up with this?  It is not my IP bc I am able to go anywhere in 
> Windblows.  I was advised to use this line in my hosts file:
> amelia.dyndns.org localhost
> Note that the host I have above does not resolve; it is fake.  I am 
> on dialup so I don't care about hostnames on the box and stuff.
> Robby
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