[ubuntu-uk] DNS - request for info/advice

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 9 11:21:58 BST 2008

Sean Miller wrote:
> Are you using static IP addresses perchance on your network?
> I'm using DHCP and the resolv.conf sets itself to the router which
> then deals with DNS - don't have any hardcoded Manchester ones on the
> Linux boxes.

Sean >>> I don't think I'm using static IP as such.  To explain: the 
router DHCP assigns addresses to the devices on the LAN;  but I do bind 
MACs to these IP addresses, to so that I can be sure which devices have 
which IPs.

You say your resolv.conf sets itself to the router.  I don't really 
understand why mine didn't, and - more particularly - how it decided 
which DNS to use instead.

Thanks for your thoughts.


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