Jim C. Nasby
nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Tue May 26 20:23:16 EDT 1998
A possible work around for this is to setup a caching DNS server. There is a
how-to on this at the linux site (www.linux.org).
bluefish at swipnet.se wrote:
> I think I have located a bug in the RC5 client for Windows95 (RC5DES
> I'm running a small network, formerly 100% windows based with a Winroute
> gateway. Now I've chosen to use a Linux gateway, mostly for the fun of it.
> Then I've noticed a problem that didn't occur when I was using Winroute.
> I short, my problem is that the Linux-box sometimes dails (it's set for
> Dial-On-Demand) without any real reason (for example then I rebooted a
> windows box). To track down the problem, I modified /sbin/request-route to
> log various events to /var/log/rroute.log. The logs showed that the problem
> derives from access attempts to 126.96.36.199, one of the DNS servers
> I'm using. To track down the source access, I ensured that only one Windows
> machine was running and that it's only DNS server was 188.8.131.52. Then
> I ensured that /etc/resolv.conf didn't have that DNS server in it, and
> rebooted the linux. The problem remained.
> after various testing with my windows machine, I noticed that the windows
> machine access the DNS server when I for example restart the RC5DES client.
> So I believe there's a bug in the client, that it makes some kind of access
> of the DNS even when it doesn't update the keys. However, I don't
> understand what kind of access that could be since winroute can handle it
> but linux can't.
> Can anyone else verify if the problem is real or if it is just me being a
> linux-newbie who has done something wrong?
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