Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 09:58:33 UTC 2006

On Thursday 07 September 2006 05:04, Richard Brown wrote:
> Hi Guys
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 09:41, Richard Brown wrote:
> > I have two computers with the same problems. One now has a static IP
> > address and the other connects through dhcp. Does apt-get use its own dns
> > servers when connecting to the net please. How can I set dns servers
> > please? What I would like to be able to do is to set the router address
> > and also the dns addresses for my isp and tell apt-get to connect through
> > that.
> Further question to add! Does Ubuntu add on firewall rules please? Do I
> need to allow dns queries anywhere?

A stock Ubuntu install has no firewall.  You would have to install
after the fact (e.g. firestarter is a popular choice)

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