I have a win box networked to a unix box (freebsd 3.2) via a crossover
cable. If I connect my win box to the Internet, I am able to also telnet
from my win box to my unix box no problem. If my win box is not connected
to the Internet it takes about 2 full minutes to make the telnet connection
from the win box to the unix box.
It appears that the unix box is using my ISPs DNS server, which is what I
want it to do so it can access the Internet from behind the win box. But
when I'm not connected to the Internet it takes ages looking for my ISPs DNS
server (which is of course un reachable), before allowing connections from
my win box..
How can I fix the above problem? I want to be able to access the Internet
from my unix box, yet when offline I want to be able to connect from my win
box to my unix box. I can place my win box IP in the unix box "hosts" file
to fix the problem but this is really a kludge - I dont want to have to make
an entry for every machine I connect to my LAN.
When I first set up the system everything was fine (ie. I did not have the
above problem), but alas somewhere along the line something must have become
configured incorrectly in the unix box.
Any info will be appreciated.