OK, I have a very simple network setup in my house. I have a host computer (running win98) of 10.0.0.1 This computer has two network cards, one for the local network, and one for internet, a mediaone (cable modem) acccount. I have client computers (also running win98) of 10.0.0.x I have just installed redhat linux to one. I have set it so its IP is of 10.0.0.2 On all my other win98 systems i set it up so it uses the gateway of 10.0.0.1 and they can all get online fine and everything works. However my linux machine is different. Here's the problem. It can ping the local network. It can also ping say the IP of YAHOO!. However if i try to ping say, yahoo.com instead of the IP of yahoo, it will say "ping: unknown host yahoo.com" So this leads me to believe that there's a problem with either my nameserver or DNS (I'm no linux expert obviously, just started.) I don't know the nameserver for mediaone, they won't tell me, i asked them. Can anybody help me get my linux computer to lookup names correctly? Any other questions feel free to ask if I need to elaborate on anything. Thanks so much for the help!