really weird(?) DNS setup on linksys router running DD-WRT

Darryl Moore darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at
Mon Sep 21 14:58:47 UTC 2009

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:23:52AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>   i figure i might as well bug the tlug list on this one, since the
>> location is in TO.
>>   was helping someone install some linux software this weekend, and
>> there seemed to be intermittent network problems (losing ssh login
>> sessions), as well as DNS resolvability errors.
>>   took a look at a couple of the internal linux systems (call them
>> and, and their /etc/resolv.conf files
>> read:
>>   nameserver
>>   nameserver   (the router)
>>   search domain1 domain2
> resolv.conf controls what the router uses to resolve dns queries.
> It has no effect on how clients behind the router get DNS at all.
> Does the router have any need for external DNS at all really?


resolve.conf is on the clients. It has nothing to do with the router
other then, in this case, to direct the clients to it.

I think you need to reread his query.

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