[CentOS] Re: centos 4.4 dns problem -

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 04:39:45 UTC 2007

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!

Can you test them from something else now?  (And I thought you said in 
another message there was only one nameserver in your resolv.conf).

> What has me puzzled is should Centos 4.4 not work as installed from the 
> CD's? 

Yes, you are the first to mention a problem like this.  That's why no 
one is jumping in with an obvious solution.  I'm not sure if I've 
installed from 4.4 but I'm sure others have and I've upgraded through 
all the versions.  None had a problem with the dns resolver - that's not 
something you could overlook.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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