[lug] DNS problems

J. Wayde Allen wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Tue Apr 2 12:48:54 MST 2002

Last week my wife started working to upgrade her aging copy of KRUD, and
ran into a problem with DNS.  She is using KPPP to create a dialup
connection.  This seems to work in the sense that the modem dials, she
gets a connection with the ISP, authentication seems to work OK, and PPP
evidently gets started.  After that though, she isn't able to connect to

I took a look at things, and it seems that for whatever reason her system
is not able to find the DNS servers.  At first I was a bit surprised that
the resolv.conf file was empty, but once KPPP dials the modem and connects
it copies the correct nameserver entries into the file.  I was able to
connect to some known machines using raw IP addresses, and creating an
entry for one of these in her host table solves the problem for that one

So ... any suggestions about what I should have her check next?

- Wayde
  (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)

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