[CentOS] Re: centos 4.4 dns problem -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Wed Mar 21 01:48:48 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> 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"
> Is there some reason to think that a working nameserver exists at the 
> address(es) in your resolv.conf?
Yes definitely, I've used the same list of nameservers on all my computers!

What has me puzzled is should Centos 4.4 not work as installed from the 
CD's?  I've installed a number of Linux's in the last ten years and they 
usually work.  Obviously something went wrong in the installation 
process?  I think the simplest thing will be to wipe this one out and 
start over again, that is assuming that someone can tell me that it 
normally works "out of the box."  It takes less than an hour to install 
and I've been frustrated at this attempt for five times that now. 

I don't doubt that I've made some error but would like to know that it 
should work, normally does when the CD install finishes?


Bob Goodwin

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