Subject: Re: Ethernet Configuration (was: "X configuration problem")
To: Ricardo Cervera Navarro <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/15/2006 20:04:16
On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 22:25:34 +0100, "Ricardo Cervera Navarro"
<> wrote:

> 2006/11/15, Steven M. Bellovin <>:
> > This wasn't a name server problem per se.  It was an external connectivity
> > problem for everything, including the name server.  But that caused things
> > like ping to appear to be very slow, because it was waiting for the DNS
> > query to time out.  Get connectivity working first; after that, see if you
> > need your own server.
> That's true. But I have to say that many ISP's DNS servers (such as
> mine's) are very unstable, and many times, although my connection is
> working I cannot get names resolved. That's why I run named.
> This happened to me when I first installed NetBSD and I thought it was
> a connectivity problem but it wasn't. Just an advice if somebody finds
> the same problem I did: try named.
I don't disagree -- I do the same thing -- but I want to simply the system
setup for the original poster.  First get things working; then optimize.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,