Name resoultion problem


Operating system: SuSE Linux 8.1
I own an 1&1 NetXXL ISDN box (only ID is different from AVM Fritz!X USB). Configured the box with no problem using yast. Dial-in is also ok with no problem. Also i can ping every machine using the IP address.
But the problem still is: it does NOT do any name resolution? I entered the DNS name servers as my provider gave me (tested with Windows, they are ok) using YAST. I also find the servers entries in /etc/resolv.conf.
ut still i have no working name resolution.
Please help!

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Have a look at /etc/nsswitch.conf
The entry for hosts should reference DNS if it doesnt this could be causing your problem.

check /etc/nsswitch.conf
the hosts line should mention DNS.  You might want to put DNS first if it isnt already

hosts:      dns files nisplus

are you able to ping your ISP's DNS servers? (Im wondering if by pinging machines you meant your local computers..)

your /etc/nsswitch.conf files looks fine.  If you go to   <--

it works fine?
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do you run your own named on this system?
your own named shouldnt matter as you see your ISP's DNS server in /etc/resolv.conf (although if you wanted to run your own you would have to add it in here or you would ignore it and ask your ISP for DNS anyway)
rpichlerAuthor Commented:
thanks for all your help.
After looking at some more log files, i found the problem:
1. uninstalled package bind8 (dont have my own name server).
2. i must do a 'route del default ippp0' before connecting to my provider. Then everything is okay.
However SuSE seems to write an entry into the route.conf file (IP That cannot work...
But i still do not know why it writes this in and how i can make him NOT to write this in?

I am not sure how to prevent it from happening, but you can set your machine to add it for you


the file may not exist, but if you copy it from /etc/ppp/ip-up  every time you connect to your ISP it will execute that script -> add the route del default line in there and you should be good
rpichlerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all for your help.
Yesterday i found the resolvement for this problem:
i commented out the route which entry i see after any connection.
It seems to come from /etc/sysconfig/network/routes (formerly known as rc.config).
Seems to be a default which yast enters...

Now done and it works great!
Again, thanks!

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