[clug-talk] my ipcop box
sgrover at open2space.com
Tue May 16 12:08:11 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 16 May 2006 12:24, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Got it. I manually plucked in my DNS server 10.0.0.1 (thats what my ISP
> uses) and boom. I could ping things from the IpCop box! Woot !!!
> Ok, that works great, except that I can't do it on one of my client
> computers :( I can make it work by manually putting in my DNS server
> to192.168.5.5 (my ipcop box) into the Windows control panel. It doen't work
> on automatic. Can someone let me know
> 1) Howto make Windows automatically detect my DNS server as 192.168.5.5
> 2) Howto manualy specify the DNS server on Linux like I did in Windows
Go to the web interface for your IPCop box. Go to Services/DHCP. Enter
either the external DNS Servers on this screen, or the local IPCop's IP
address. Save your settings. Get a new IP on your workstation
DHCP can be used to specify network settings, like routes and DNS servers.
But, if you have only enabled the DHCP server and specified the IP Range,
then you are implying that your workstations will set the DNS values
manually. Use the DHCP settings page to indicate what values should be
passed to the clients.
The correct value for your DNS server depends on how you want your network to
run. If you have an internal DNS server, then you should indicate the IP
Address for this box. Otherwise, you should indicate either the IPCop box
(which indicates that you want to use IPCop as a caching DNS server), or the
external IPAddress for your ISP's dns servers. In the later case, IPCop
would route the requests like any other packet destined for an external
Personally, I would set the Primary DNS server to be the IPCop box, and the
secondary to the external address. This buys you (a very little bit of)
backup if the DNS server on either fails.
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