DNS Host - who is it?

John John at DMJ-Consultancy.co.uk
Mon Mar 24 16:01:20 UTC 2008

Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Hi,
> John <John at DMJ-Consultancy.co.uk> writes:
>> ifconfig -a shows me that the laptop has picked up an address from the 
>> server but it does not tell me who the DNS servers are.
>> Where should I look to find out what other information the laptop has 
>> received from the DHCP server?
> The DNS server is listed in /etc/resolv.conf, other information received
> from the DHCP server is in /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.* (though this may
> depend on which DHCP client you are using).
Thanks, Ansgar. I've checked the following files between two of my Ubuntu portables (one works and the other doesn't, and both use the same DHCP server!)

hosts, resolve.conf, dhclient*, host.conf, hostname, hosts.allow, hosts.deny

Apart, obviously, from the local laptop's own name, the files are 
identical and reference the correct nameserver and search domain.

I don't recall having to set anything on the server last time I added a 
laptop, either.



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