[lug] dns weirdness

John Hernandez jph at jph.net
Mon Dec 18 16:13:02 MST 2006

> bluey at vescent:~$ host -T MX google.com
> times out. Any idea on what is going on? I'm wondering if this is some
> firewall issue? But how come the windows boxes work fine, and the
> actiontek linux works, but my debian box can't get dns directly from
> qwest. Any why can't the actiontek forward MX dns records?

Using your actiontek to proxy resolver queries should work fine.  The -T
switch is for sending a TCP (rather than the typical UDP) request.  Try
'host -t mx google.com' instead.

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