[Server-devel] DNS strangeness on 0.5.2

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Sun May 17 16:28:55 EDT 2009

2009/5/17 Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>:
> Campus network: When I use the XS on a segment of our campus network,
> it gets a public IP from our campus dhcp server (130.212.xxx) but I
> don't see any SFSU DNS servers in cat /etc/resolv.conf on the XS. Its
> still points to itself ( The XO gets IP (, DNS
> (, all as expected. Browse will not go out to say
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/ but will go out to which
> is verma.sfsu.edu's IP.
> Any ideas on what's broken? Where should I begin to look?

The XO doesn't need a DNS server from your ISP because it *is* a DNS server :)

Perhaps your campus network has some kind of filtering or blocking
that prevents people from making any DNS requests except ones to the
campus servers.


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