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bio website drekka.github.com
location Melbourne, Australia
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Old school. Been around since the days of the Big Iron 3090s. Programmed everything from mainframes to pocket calculators. I go everywhere on motorcycles and am constantly hassled by my cats for somewhere to sleep.


Jul
26
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
22
answered Is it possible to remove buzzing from headphones which occurs only when scrolling / window redrawing?
Mar
22
answered Confusion about SSD, HDD, SATA and motherboards
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator
Mar
22
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
The tricky part is that both DNSs can resolve the domain. I need to be able to specify a domain to DNS relationship because in some cases it's the wireless one I want, in others it's the LAN.
Mar
21
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
I think this problem is going to be too hard to solve without adding a 3rd party localhost based DNS server and I'm not really wanting to do that.
Mar
21
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
Ahh, ok. I mean configuring the system so that it can use multiple DNS name servers from different providers. for example, the name servers on the company LAN know where the company servers are where as the name servers on the wireless have no idea. This is actually more complicated by the fact that both connections know about <company>.com.au, but I only want the resolution from the ethernet because they are inside the LAN, whilst the wireless one goes to the public site.
Mar
20
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
Not sure I exactly follow that @LB. So far I know the IP of the internal servers and I've been able to setup a route so that anything with that IP goes to the ethernet. The problem I have at the moment is that I cannot get multiple DNS lookups. I've added the internal DNS servers to /etc/resolvers but it does not seem to be working. Still trying to figure out how to debug that.
Mar
20
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
That helped a bit. As long as I have the correct IP it routes and I can access the box. But if I don't and need a DNS resolution I get nowhere. I've tried adding files to /etc/resolver but so far they don't seem to be working.
Mar
20
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
Mac OS X 10.7.n
Mar
20
comment Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
No, the wireless is not officially supported. The main network is heavy locked down and has done pain in the but proxies as well. So I'm looking to see if there is anything I can do on the Mac to deal with two connections.
Mar
20
awarded  Student
Mar
20
asked Network routing with two networks which don't like each other
Jan
20
comment Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!
I think I have some of the answer. I just figured out that some of the local servers must be accessed through the proxy and others directly. So work has a proxy.pac file which tells the machine which servers are accessed through the proxy and which are not. That has solved a number of access issues. But command line programs (ping, dig, nslookup, traceroute) are still failing to resolve anything. I checked and bind is not installed. Even if I specify the exc1-* server on a dig, it still fails to resolve. My guess is that the network admins have blocked some forms of traffic.
Jan
18
comment Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!
If I expressely set the proxy in firefox or tell it to use the system proxy it works fine. I was able to get eclipse to partially work by setting just the http proxy settings. By partially I mean really slowly. it would take 15 minutes to resolve an update site and probably housrs to download dependencies. Whilst firefox is blasting along.
Jan
18
awarded  Teacher
Jan
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
18
comment Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!
getent hosts returns nothing. Yes there is a proxy and the name server is a local network one. Ping fails because it cannot resolve apache.org to an IP. I've also tried it with many other servers such as stackoverflow and google. It's definitely dns related because dig gets an error back. Is it possible that the web browser is going to the proxy for resolution and bash isn't?
Jan
18
revised Ubuntu: Linux can browse sites, bash can't even resolve the dns name - Huh!
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Jan
18
answered Can I install more than 4GB Ram on my mid-2008 macbook pro?