I have a nameserver problem with Linux/SOCKS. Would
someone please offer guidance? I have already checked
the Howtos, the manuals, and specific altavista searches.
Using W95 Netscape4 or IE4 with SOCKS, I can http://IP.NUMBER/,
even external IP numbers anywhere on the web, but I get
an error with http://HOST.NAME/, even specifying my
local machine's name and others from /etc/hosts.
I assume there's something simple wrong...
Here's the setup:
My Linux box (slackware 2.0.27, soon to be 2.0.34)
connects to an ISP, and can see and be seen by
external sites. Win95 intranet PCs (192.168.2.xxx)
can telnet in and be pinged. I have installed
SOCKS 4.2b to use the box as a proxy server to support
The box has a local IP address 192.168.2.1,
and a static IP address, denoted by mybox.myISP.net
and ISP nameserver denoted by dns.myISP.net
On the W95 PC, I enabled DNS, specifying dns.myISP.net
as name server, and configured Netscape4 and IE4 to use
SOCKS pointing to 192.168.2.1 socket 1080, which is
specified in /etc/services.
Some config files are:
permit 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0
deny 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
direct 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
direct 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0
Thanks in advance for suggestions.
- R. Levene