The firewall was not setup correctly to allow TCP on port 53. I fixed
it with lokkit. So I can now access the internet from the client
Fernando, sorry to confuse you but the setup was thus:
SETUP: Desktop machine(GWAY) connected to the internet. I have been
static ip (10.50.81.10) mac addr. based. The desktop(GWAY) has two
ethernet cards. I have set up a local lan with the second card and
another desktop(CLIENT) using a twisted cable.
Everything was working fine on the CLIENT if GWAY was started with W2K
server but if I started RH Linux on GWAY, I could ping the DNS of my
cable guy from the CLIENT but couldn't do a nslookup (dig isn't
available on Win XP!) nor could I do any browsing or other internet
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions that everybody offered. Thanks a
> >I have the client TCP/IP setup correctly to use the first two ip addr.
> >of the outside DNS server and the third is the ip of the
> >gateway/server (W2K or Linux). The question though is this - Why can't
> >I use an outside existing DNS server and what could I possibly be
> >doing wrong on the client?
> I'm confused about your setup.
> You have two machines. One of them is a client, and the other is a DNS
> server that can boot either Windows or Linux.
> You've configured your client so that it uses the Linux host as its
> DNS server. This Linux host is multihomed, and you have put its two IP
> addresses in the DNS configuration of your client.
> What's the third address?
> Could you clarify your setup? (Hosts, IP addresses, what software/OS
> you run on them, how they are connected together, etc.)