[lug] Problem with resolving

Ken Kinder kkinder at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 22:22:09 MST 2005

I've consistently found that the ActionTEC modems from Qwest don't proxy DNS
requests correctly. They seem to work in Windows, but not from any of my
Ubuntu boxen -- I suspect it may be a timing issue.

A simple solution is to simply not use them as a DNS server. They provide
you via DHCP with two DNS servers -- one the router, the other Qwest's
server. Just override that and use Qwest's server.

On 12/2/05, Stephen Queen <svqueen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just changed ISP's. I now have an Actiontec DSL modem connected to
> my Linux gateway machine. The Linux gateway machine acts as my
> router/firewall. On the inside network I have 3 more linux machines.
> Two of them are running Slackware and the other is running Debian. The
> two Slackware machines seem to be working just fine. I can access the
> web just like with my old ISP. The Debian machine seems to not resolve
> outside addresses correctly.
> One of the first things I tried was to boot the machine with knoppix
> and configure the network with the same parameters and it worked.
> Booting back to Debian I then tried ssh'ing to a remote account. It
> resolved the name  correctly and allowed me to log on.
> I then tried a traceroute, and got the normal results.
> I can also do a dig to a host name and get the correct results. But if
> I enter the URL for a web site on a browser it still doesn't resolve
> correctly.
> I then tried to wget to a web site. It came back saying the URL
> resolved to
> I did a dig on the same website, got the correct IP Address and tried
> again with wget using the IP address. It downloaded the index.html of
> that website.
> I then did a strace on wget using the URL. I could see that it does in
> fact access the nameserver but returns with the IP of
> I did an arp, and it looks like my IP's do map to the correct mac
> addresses.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Stephen Queen
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