Name service fails for dialup users

Kerry Cox kerry.cox at
Fri Mar 24 17:00:30 UTC 2000

    I did something stupid the other day and can't figure out what it
was. Maybe someone can help me. I have a Linux server running RedHat 6.1
with the latest patches. I use it here at work as my desktop machine.
Attached to it is an external US Robotics 33.6 modem. From home I can
dial up into this box and have internet connectivity, albeit slow versus
what I have here at work. It works great using my Linux box at home and
wife and kids can use it also for their Windows machines.
    However, I deleted some entry on my machine here at work in regards
to a "named" user or something similar.  Why I did this, I don't know.
I thought it unimportant at the time.  But now when I connect to my
Linux box here at work whether using my Linux box or Windows machine at
home, I cannot look up any pages on the Internet.  Name service fails.
I can look at a page if I type in its IP address.  But that is painfully
slow.  Yet, when I telnet into my box here at work (I can only do so by
using its IP address) name service works great.  I can go to any page
using the *.com address at work but not at home.
    I reinstalled the very latest BIND rpm as well as the
caching-nameserver rpm.  What am I missing?  Any help would be
appreciated.  Additional information can be provided.

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