Re: Name Servers

Greg Boehnlein ( )
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 10:48:15 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Mitch Wagers wrote:

> What are the effects to a dialup user if a comserver is pointing to a DNS
> Server that doesn't exist?

The Livingston portmasters support the ability to pass the DNS server
assigned on the NAS to the client machine connceting in. It does this in
the initial PPP negotiation. It is an extension to the RFC protocol that
Windows 95 (Microsoft) made to their Windows 95 and NT machines.

In THIS scenario, if the users are configured to pull their DNS from the
PPP server (A good thing if you loose a DNS server) it will cause

It may also cause access problems from the NAS itself if you are using
names in your configuration.

For the most part, it should NOT cause any major problems if your users
have statically configured DNS entries on their machines.

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