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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 00:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        "David A. Bader" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: resolv and 2.2 (-stable)
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.970718005656.283c-100000@localhost>
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On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, David A. Bader wrote:

>  I'm having a nameserver problem with 2.2-stable: My machine has been
> running FreeBSD (up to 2.2.2-R) from CD-ROMs, without any problems. I
> use user ppp (-auto) to connect to my ISP. In the past two days, I
> first cvsup'ed to RELENG_2_2_2_RELEASE and then RELENG_2_2. I did a
> "make world" from /usr/src, which ran successfully to completion. I
> rebuilt a 2.2-STABLE kernel, and reboot, all fine. Next, I went
> through /usr/src/etc/rc.* and other recently modified files in
> /usr/src/etc and copied/modified them (intelligently, I hope) into
> /etc, and reboot. My ppp connection connects perfectly, and I'm using
> "/etc/resolv.conf" (as I did before) instead of named. However,
> hostname lookups are failing. The connection is good, though, since I
> can access any site, though, with numeric ip addresses.

If you're running named, then resolv.conf is ignored.  Try killing named
and making sure your /etc/resolv.conf is properly configured.  Also make
sure the selected nameserver(s) exist and allow connections.  Use
`nslookup' to verify.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
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