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Re: Re: FC 5 named service seems to "go away"



On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 rlengland verizon net wrote:

From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu>

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Richard England wrote:

I wondered about resolv.conf and here is what it says.  Note that I have
NetworkManager running:


 $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
 # generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!

 ; Use a local caching nameserver controlled by NetworkManager

 search myhome.westell.com

 nameserver 127.0.0.1


myhome.westell.com  is the DSL modem/router .   I was expecting to see
nameserver 192.168.1.1

instead of 127.0.0.1, since that is how my FC6 machine is running, but I've
not been able to determine where I should change the configuration so this
occurs.  Since NetworkManager is running changing resolve.conf directly fixes
nothing since it changes it on the fly.

127.0.0.1 is the "loopback" address.  For any machine, it connects to that
machine itself.

Caching nameserver uses 127.0.0.1 so that DNS requests from your machine
will use your own nameserver no matter what your LAN/WAN IP address is.
Nice for laptops, which change IP addresses depending on where they are.
Maybe slightly faster than the alternative (your LAN's nameserver or a
remote one) in other contexts.

Well, that makes sense, though I don't understand why the FC6 machines are both looking at the DSL address (192.168.1.1). But then I don't know much about NetworkManager, yet, at all.

The other machines are probably not running caching-nameserver. In that case, they get either the nameserver provided by your DHCP server or a fixed one that you provided at installation or using system-config-network or by editing /etc/resolv.conf.


At least that seems to eliminate the ip address issue from being part of the named unresponsiveness.

Thanks,

~~R




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		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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