[lug] Hostname, Knoppix, where does it come from?
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Wed Jun 28 19:14:44 MDT 2006
Bob Collins wrote:
> Received 43 bytes from 192.168.0.1#53 in 1 ms
So you're getting told that knoppix is the name by your DSL modem. As
Hugh said, this is probably DHCP + dynamic updates.
So what happens when you try to ping the Linux machine (you might reboot
it first) by its name? If it fails you can try to re-update DNS with:
dhclient -r ; dhclient
(assuming you have dhclient and not one of the others).
Do the modem docs say anything about the DNS on the modem and how it
works? Obviously it has a zone for gateway.2wire.net, and probably
caches as well. And I'd guess it forwards to QWest's servers. But it
would really tick me off to put all that on my network without being
warned that I was doing it. (Not that it would matter, but it's always
easier to troubleshoot if you know what's going on.)
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