[ILUG] Network issue
david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 2 18:26:01 IST 2006
>> Ive no doubt that there is something amiss with the DNS setup though
>> not quite sure what.
>> I can ping both boxes by name as well as by IP and both boxes display
>> in Network places on the windows box.
> Means nothing, they could be using netbios name resolution - or the
> windows boxes are simply broadcasting.
> Try using "host name-of-box" & "host ipaddress" (on fedora) or
> nslookup on windows.
NSLOOKUP on Windows gives the NTL server cache2.ntli.net
> I can ping dell.tyrone.com from here, so DNS is being provided by your
> This, I assume redirects to your router which in turn points to your
> apache box.
> How is /etc/resolv.conf configured?
resolv.conf simply shows the NTL proxy servers
> What box did it point to for name resolution? If it was the win2k box,
> then thats the root cause (as paul suggested).
> The fedora box is going slow for the same reason that apache barfed -
> no more internal name resolution - I bet its hostname says localhost.
> You can fix the slowness issue by simply adding the FQDN to both
> /etc/hosts & /etc/sysconfig/network.
This didnt help. I removed httpd from the start up services as it
Apache not needed but if anything Fedora is running slower still! I am
running Windows 2k Professional so am I correct in saying that the DNS
server options are only available in the Server edition? This would
seem to be the case per any inforamtion I can find on Google.
AM I also correct in saying that I could set the Fedora box up to be a
DNS server in other word can ANY host on the netwrok serve as the DNS
server as long as the two toher pcs are config'ed accordingly?
DNS Server is definitely not setup on either of the Fedora pcs so this
would not be an explaination for the network working prior to
Really curious though to understand how it worked before as I had it up
n running in a matter of minutes.....
Its no big deal as it would be better to have the network set up
correctly in any case
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