On Thursday 21 Jul 2005 3:43 pm, Rony Bill wrote:
I have been experiencing problems whenever I want to use an
alternate dialup isp instead of my main default one. I use Mandrake
10.1 with kppp as my dialer. After I have connected to one isp, if
I disconnect and select the second isp, the connection is
successfull but sites don't open up. The kppp accounts are set to
delete earlier dns entries so that everytime there is a fresh entry
and the firewall is also flushed but no luck. If the system is
rebooted then I can use the second isp.
there is a file called /etc/resolv.conf where the dns nameserver is
specified. When you dial up the first isp, it's dns server is put as
the first line in the file. When you dial the second isp, the first
isp's dns server is still in the first line of resolv.conf. Best
solution to this would be to run your own caching-only nameserver and
set the first line of resolv.conf to 'nameserver 127.0.0.1' and make
sure mdk doesnt overwrite this file on reboot or on changing the isp.
This way you will have your own dns always and need not rely on the
isp dns - bsnl and mtnl for example are notorious for their dns
servers to go phut every now and then
Any clues? Any Tips or tricks? How would a regular user like a
customer do it, as it can be done in windows?
i may be wrong, but i dont think there is any way that one can make a
linux machine run like windoze
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