Lee Sharp wrote:
> From: "Jack Pivac" <email at delphinus dot co dot nz>
>> Lee Sharp wrote:
>>> Did you try the "net stop" above? I know it seems wrong, but did
>>> you make sure? Another way is to try "nslookup" and see if changing
>>> DNS within nslookup works. When you change DNS in the IP
>>> properties, it flushes the DNS cache, and I think that is what's
>>> actually fixing it. And if you have a occasional problem that breaks
>>> the cache on one windows machine, it will also do it to others.
>> Yeah I did try that, and also tried changing DNS within nslookup with
>> 'server x.x.x.x'
> And this did not fix (even temporarily) the problem? Then try
> pointing the m0n0wall DNS manually at 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 and
> overriding the ones provided by DHCP. This will insure that your
> m0n0wall is getting a good lookup.
My IP is static, so the monowall should always be getting a good
lookup... and the lookup actually "works" for monowall.
from monowall admin page > ping
try to ping google.com, it resolves the IP perfectly.
PING google.com (184.108.40.206) from 220.127.116.11: 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=0 ttl=245 time=348.544 ms
***Now on my client linux pc***
from konsole > nslookup
server set to monowall IP
google.com - request times out
cale (one of my pc names manually added to list to override)
(all correct - resolving local names but not outside names)
so i change dns server to my ISP's
> server 22.214.171.124
Default server: 126.96.36.199
>> Do you know _why_ it breaks it on other computers as well? i'm
> This one is easy. The DNS cache in Windows is about as stable as my
> ex-girlfriend. If a lookup fails, it falls over to the secondary. It
> will never fall back to primary unless the secondary fails. If you
> get a corrupted lookup, it will stay in the cache. If you get a
> failed lookup back from your DNS server, it will STAY failed in the
> cache, unless there is a flush or a timeout. In general, when my
> internet connection is poor, the first thing I do is turn off the DNS
> cache. It just saves headaches.
But would this cause _all_ pc's on the network to stop DNS requests working?