I'm trying to set up my network to go through a Linux machine using a cached DNS (via named on the Linux machine) and to do IP Masq. Everything works fine but for two things I can't resolve.
1) The machine keeps dialing out even though there are no outgoing requests as far as I can make out (using a network with a mixture of Windows NT and Window 95 machines). This is even with Cached DNS disabled.
2) When dialled in with Cached DNS enabled I get a constant stream of communication between the root DNS servers. Also dialling out gets worse (it's wants to be online ALL the time) - whats going on here?
sorry about formatting it's a bit tricky submitting here :)
So the questions are: How do I stop it dialling out all the time - and whats with the communication with DNS when no DNS requests have been made (should this be happening and if not why is it happening?)