From: Rich Grise (null_at_example.net)
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 06:42:04 GMT
I've got up to the point in
http://www.tldp.org/DNS-HOWTO-3.html where he says:
If that's what you get it's working. We hope. Anything
very different, go back and check everything. Each time
you change a file you need to run <tt>rndc reload</tt>.
Well, what I have is enough different that it warrants some
work. I haven't double-checked the files from start to this
point yet, but I am getting something from it. I can ping
Thunderbird from Thunderbird and from Vehicle, but only
10.0.0.1 from Entheos, which might or might not be a
problem, which if so, might or might not be in DNS.
And both can ftp into Thunderbird, but only Vehicle by
name, but Thunderbird 10.0.0.1 is in Vehicle:/etc/hosts.
Admittedly, Entheos is running W2K,
and it's still being masqueraded nicely, so I don't know if
that's a problem with DNS or something in the configuration.
Hmm. Just thought of something ... Anyway, I'm typing at
Vehicle right now; as part of my solution-seeking, I'll be
asking the group for quick links to the appropriate pages
of their favorite answer sets. :-)
The DNS is trying to run on Thunderbird - it's doing
something, because when I do dis www.google.com or dis
www.verizon.com, etc, I get a response just like in the
HOWTO. When I dis Thunderbird, however, I get a response
that's almost the same, except the ANSWER SECTION is
Just before I go through my config again from the start
I'm going to respond to this only in c.o.l.n with screen
shots and config files and stuff. Also, I'll be trying
to see if I can figure out what the heiroglyphics in that
dig program's output mean.
0: Thunderbird is gateway on 10.0.0.1 to Entheos and
Vehicle in my office and four other computers up front.
BTW, something told me to do DNS before trying to do
samba, if I'm using DHCP and all the /etc/hosts files
It's gotta get the names from somewhere, right?
1: I can go into Entheos's properties and change the
nameserver to 10.0.0.1 from where it is now, and see
what happens ...
I changed Entheos's DNS to 10.0.0.1, and now Entheos
(still running W2k) can ping thunderbird and
And I just put
in Vehicle's /etc/resolv.conf, and I want to reboot.