Problems with DNS

Frank Shute frank at
Fri Aug 12 07:05:26 GMT 2005

On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 10:07:42PM -0700, perikillo wrote:
>    HI all.
>      I have one freebsd box running 5.3, i get my IP from one internal
> DHCP running NT 4.0, here we have one PDC on NT 4.0, to get to the
> outside we pass thru one http proxy and one firewall, i have my user
> and password for the proxy, i want to get outside, i install manually
> the cvsup program, i download that one from another machine and burn
> the file on that machine because i cannot made my freebsd box reach
> internet.
>      I already setup this variables:
>      /root/.cshrc
>     setenv HTTP_PROXY http://myuser:mypass@
>     setenv FTP_PROXY http://myuser:mypass@
>      /etc/make.conf
>     FETCH_ENV= HTTP_PROXY=http://myuser:mypass@
>     FETCH_ENV= FTP_PROXY=http://myuser:mypass@
>     i have my NIC setup on /etc/rc.conf to get the IP from my DHCP
> server, and found my lease on /var/db/
>     There i see my info, my domain, i create my /etc/resolv.conf and
> input my domain:
> nameserver     MYDOMAIN   <----My lease have this 
>     But went i run cvsup, say that it cannot resolved hostname, i
> really dont know what more to do, i read the handbook, but dont find
> any good info on the DHCP setup, only talk about the server but not
> about how to setup the client, only say some files, dhcp.conf, etc.
>    I need to setup those files...?

Try passing the DNS info via dhclient.conf rather than resolv.conf.
eg. in dhclient.conf:

interface "ep0" {
        media "media 10baseT/UTP";
        prepend domain-name-servers,;

Just replace the IP addresses above with those of your primary and
secondary DNS.



echo "f r a n k @ e s p e r a n c e - l i n u x . c o . u k" | sed 's/ //g'

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