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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "m0n0wall" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Losing Window connectivity periodically...OT?
 Date:  Sat, 13 Jan 2007 03:46:00 -0600
From: "Lynn Grant" <lgrant at adamscon dot com>

> Periodically, Windows stops finding websites.  Web requests time out and
> give me a "server not found message".  It doesn't matter if I am using
> IE6, IE7, Firefox, or Opera.  I thought it might be a DNS problem, but
> if I use NSLOOKUP on Windows, it seems to find anything I ask for just
> fine.  I can ping the router, and I can access files on the Samba server
> on the Linux box, so I have connectivity within the network.

The Windows DNS cache is garbage.  To make sure it is not a hung DNS cache, 
bring up a cli and type (net stop "dns client") followed by (net start "dns 
client") and see if you are still hung.  Bet you a nickel it is Windows.