Problem with resolving domain name with static ip
On 14/12/2008, Rashkae <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ben Edwards wrote:
>> I have the following in my /etc/network/interfaces
>> auto eth1
>> iface eth1 inet static
>> address 192.168.1.95
>> netmask 255.255.255.0
>> gateway 192.168.1.1
>> I can ssh in from another box but when I try 'ping google.co.uk' I get
>> 'ping: unknown host google.co.uk'.
>> But when I 'ping 188.8.131.52' it woks fine (I used another box to
>> extablish 184.108.40.206 was the ip for google.co.uk). so it seems it
>> is having a problem resolving the domain name (how do I check what dns
>> is being uses?).
>> I am having a slimier problem on another box, it seems it I use static
>> I have this problem but if I user dhcp all is OK.
>> route -n on a working bo gives me
>> Kernel IP routing table
>> Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use
>> 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0
>> 169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0
>> 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0
>> So I think the 192.168.1.1 is the correct gateway.
>> This seems to of happened since I started using ibex (I think).
>> Any ideas?
> Assuming 192.168.1.1 is one of these home router thingies with built in
> DNS, then add that to your /etc/resolf.conf file.
> nameserver 192.168.1.1
> Or you can use the System -> Administration -> Network to input the
> network settings.
Thanks everybody, it seemed to resolve itself. Normally if you use
static ip would you have to set up /etc/resolf.conf. I am guessing
that I have not had this problem as I normally start off with dhcp
which I guess sets up /etc/resolf.conf even when I subsequently go
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