[K12OSN] IPCop DNS Issues

Moon moon at smbis.com
Fri Apr 3 02:38:34 UTC 2009

Also, you may want to check into using OpenDNS as opposed to your
service providers DNS servers. I have AT&T here in Georgia and they are
notorious for their DNS problems... I changed my gateway to point to
OpenDNS and haven't had any more DNS problems...

On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 22:18 -0400, j.w. thomas wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I recently set up a box and installed IPCop on it to serve as our 
> firewall.  It apparently runs a caching DNS server, but for the life of 
> me, I cannot figure out where it gets ITS dns info.  And as you might 
> guess, I'm having some pretty severe DNS troubles.
> Lookups are taking a full minute.  That means that any webpage with 
> say... five different domains in it takes a minimum of five minutes to load.
> In the K12ltsp box I changed /etc/resolv.conf so that it uses a name 
> server other than ipcop, but that didn't seem to help.  If I ping 
> something by ip address, it comes back immediately, but if I ping by 
> name, it takes a minute, and THEN I get good ping times.
> I know this is not the IPCop mailing list, but I'm asking here because 
> this is a friendly (and knowledgeable) crowd.  Also, I would entertain 
> the thought of using something other than IPCop, so if anyone has a 
> suggestion, please! I'm all ears!
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