Newbie help: domain name servers and (inter)networking.

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Mon Apr 12 12:29:20 PDT 2004

Lisa wrote:

>Greetings all,
>It has been a long time since I worked with any unix, and I had a spare pc
>laying around that hadn't been on in months, so I decided to toss freebsd
>onto it.
>The installation went smoothly and I've got it up and running.  My next goal
>is to get it's internet access working flawlessly.
>The problem that I'm having is that while it can get access via IP address,
>it's domain resolutions are not working.  The way that I've been setting
>this up is via tutorials on the net, going into 
>Sysinstall -> configure -> interfaces -> sis0 then hitting yes for it to
>auto detect everything.
>All of this comes up really beautifully and happily.  The details it
>discoveres are 100% correct.  However, I can not get the little box in
>Interfaces to hold an 'x' (not sure if that's right or not anyway) and when
>I exit sysinstall and go back, it has not retained the information.
>When I do an nslookup from shell, it shows my ip as which is
>probably part of the problem.  It should be showing my internal IP
>(; which it does detect in sysinstall....
>Anyway, as you can see from this message, I'm a complete beginner at this.
>If anyone is willing to take some time and work through it with me, I'd be
>really super appreciative.
>The option of re-working the network is nil, as well; there are 6 xp
>machines so I have to get it talking to the existant network; which is based
>off a linksys router.
>Thank you all in advance.

Nameserver IP addresses go in the file /etc/resolv.conf.

What is the output of "ifconfig -a"?

Also, what does "netstat -rn" show?

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

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