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    lost DNS server... I think

    Hi...

    I've a client machine on a small win2000 Lan here in China. The lan keeps on losing the internet but I discover that a programme busy downloading is still downloading - and a web page I have I can still refresh.

    But no new web pages can be found.

    Ping reports 'unknown name' on a name ping and times out on an IP number ping.

    The internet is effectively not there, but it is there. So I surmise the DNS server has gone down.

    That server is outside our lan I suppose.

    My question is: how can I check that this is really the problem. What might cause it. What can we here in the lan do about it - i.e. can we have our own dns server or something... or restart theirs?

    regards
    abrogard

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    lost DNS server... I think

    Hi...

    I've a client machine on a small win2000 Lan here in China. The lan keeps on losing the internet but I discover that a programme busy downloading is still downloading - and a web page I have I can still refresh.

    But no new web pages can be found.

    Ping reports 'unknown name' on a name ping and times out on an IP number ping.

    The internet is effectively not there, but it is there. So I surmise the DNS server has gone down.

    That server is outside our lan I suppose.

    My question is: how can I check that this is really the problem. What might cause it. What can we here in the lan do about it - i.e. can we have our own dns server or something... or restart theirs?

    regards
    abrogard

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    Alright, if your IP ping is timing out, then the problem shouldn't be with the DNS. I'd check your gateway machine and/or contact your ISP about it.

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