DNS Server Configuration

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by dclardy, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    I am trying to setup a static IP address for my servers. At this point, I have that configured properly, but I am unable to setup the DNS servers that I was given by my ISP. I can't run any updates because of this. It can't resolve the lookups.

    Any ideas of how to fix this? I am running Debian Lenny.

    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    # The primary network interface
    # allow-hotplug eth0
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    I tried putting them in the /etc/resolv.conf file, but nothing changed.
    Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Are you able to ping any ip addresses from your server that are in the internet?
  3. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    I can ping addresses and get returns. I just can't use any names because they are not being translated to the numbers for me.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Can you oing the IP addresses of the nameservers?
    Do you run a firewall that might block dns requests?
    You can also try to use other public dns servers like the ones from google: http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/
  5. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    I am not running a firewall at this time. I plugged straight into the port. Now, I can't ping anything from that machine, but I can ping the machine from another machine and it works.

    Any ideas?
  6. dclardy

    dclardy Member

    Can someone ping for me?
  7. matrixn

    matrixn New Member

  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Not working for me...

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