[CentOS] Re: centos 4.4 dns problem -

MrKiwi mrkiwi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 00:01:07 UTC 2007

Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Scott Silva wrote:
>>> Bob Goodwin spake the following on 3/20/2007 3:22 PM:
>>>> I've just installed Centos 4.4 on a computer, replacing FC6, and the
>>>> first thing I find is that DNS does not work no matter what I have in
>>>> /etc/resolv.conf.  It should at least work with my ISP's assigned 
>>>> server
>>>> but doesn't.  Numerical URL's work via the browser and ping.  Is there
>>>> something else I need to attend to?
>>>> I hope this is the right list for such questions.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Bob Goodwin
>>> Named isn't started by default, even if you install caching-nameserver.
>> Named doesn't need to be running if your /etc/resolv.conf points 
>> elsewhere.  Do you have firewalls blocking port 53?
>> 'dig' is usually a reasonable diagnostic tool.
> I tried disabling the firewall, still nothing.
> dig just reports "connection timed out; no servers could be reached"
> Bob

post these;
cat /etc/resolv.conf
cat /etc/nsswitch.conf |grep -v ^#


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