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Date:      Fri, 4 Oct 1996 19:28:12 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Robert Eckardt <>
To: (D B Dews)
Subject:   Re: new and dumb 2
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from D B Dews at "4. Oct. 96  9:12:02"

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> Thanks to all for your help with previous question. I found
> /etc/sysconfig, and learned vi sufficiently to edit it a bit, but where
> in this file do I place the DNS  (as called in DOS/NT land, don't know
> what you call it.) The domain name server  IP address? I set it up
> thusly in Netconfig Section:
> [name of machine BSD is on]
> [my domain name]

Are you using NIS/YP ?
defaultdomainname is NOT the DNS domainname.

> tcp_extensions=YES
> weak..etc=NO
> network_interfaces="ep0" [there was an lo0 in there but it kept coming
> up [with a 10Base2 address which messed everything system is
> [ I deleted it]
> ifconfig_ep0="inet netmask" [inet is the
> [IP of the BSD box, netmask is my ISP-assigned netmask]
> I chose "NO" for gateway and all else, router=routed. Anyone tell me
> where the DNS value should go?

It's in /etc/resolv.conf.
The simplest form is:
   nameserver  <IP# of your DNS>


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