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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Domain Name Service DNS (workstation / client)

On the client task
The name service specification
Open Config => Networking => Client tasks => Name server specification (DNS).

Resolver configuation
Fig. 3.14

Before our client computer can make appropriate negotiations to authenticate and login, it must have to know where to ask to obtain the correct path (IP) to its destination; that's when the DNS takes place (the ISP's DNS).

This DNS information is the server provided by the ISP, and it is given to you when you get your static IP.

Enter the IP addresses of the DNS servers These servers are contacted first when you connect to the Internet.

When you request a web page from your browser, these servers are contacted to find the shortest route to obtain that page.

- When finished click Accept

Note: Do not confuse these DNS servers with the one you have in your internal network. Read chapter 9 about servers.