[svlug] AT&T DSL - (DNS server?)

Bill Schoolcraft bill at wiliweld.com
Fri Mar 24 05:50:05 PST 2006

At Thu, 23 Mar 2006 it looks like Tin Le composed:

> >> Just connect a PC, linux or windoze, get an address via dhcp, then
> >> browse to http://homeportal and voila.
> >>
> >
> > Hmm, sounds interesting.
> >
> > So with SBC's default DNS numbers are you saying that it will
> > resolve http://homeportal to or ?
> Yes. Since it is the DHCP server, it will assign itself as your first DNS
> server.  

...does that mean that it becomes a caching nameserver for the
clients behind the CIDR or does it only become a "one-address" DNS
server in only resolving the one address to itself?

Hmm, so it will hand out a /etc/resolv.conf to clients that has the ipaddr of
the access point as the first numeric entry?  The DNS info that is
handed out to client machines can be edited one hopes to bypass

I've used my Linksys (BEFW-11s4-v2) for years with no issues and of
course it allows one to determing what DNS information is to be
handing out to the new client machines.


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