[plug] Ubuntu 6.06 installation/address resolution - update.

Tomasz Grzegurzko tomasz89 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 20:49:59 WST 2007

On 1/10/07, William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> I doubt that its NetworkManager.  More likely you are using dhcp on your
> ubuntu machine and obtaining the network info from your gateway.  There
> are arguments to most dhcp clients (I use dhcpcd which needs "-NR") that
> stops it overwriting resolv.conf, hostnames, ntp.conf and so on.  Also,
> are you sure that your gateway is correctly configured?
> Similarly, for the original query, its likely that that the gateway
> might be at least part of the problem - have you checked the gateway
> settings?  Just because windows works doesnt mean that its correct - MS
> have a lot of workarounds in apps like IE and windows itself so
> improperly configured equipment might still be able to get a network
> connection, where linux is more likely to balk and tell you to fix it
> before it will go on.
> BillK

I had established that the Window$ machine had the DNS settings hard
coded, not obtaining from the DHCP server that is why they worked
(seemed like it was using the ISP DNS directly). It is almost
certainly a faulty DNS address that the router is giving out.


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