DNS Resolves everything to 126.96.36.199 intermittently on some ADSL Routers
Heaps of people all over the net are having issues with certain models of router sending back 188.8.131.52 for any DNS request. (Not only on Ubuntu)
wget www.google.com ---13:43:44-- http://
Usual answers include (that actually work)
- Set DNS in the router manually
- Set DNS in the computer manually (and lock/stop changing of resolv.conf)
- Disabling ipv6. (not proven to work)
These solutions are not actually solutions at all, they are workarounds, I'm unable to find a fix for it that does not involve setting manual DNS in the PC or router, but without this I can't use Ubuntu for my clients !!!
In my situation I have a standard build that needs to go worldwide with no editing or setting of manual DNS in the PC. (This also means that I can't access a clients ADSL modem to put the DNS settings in there).
Windows machines work fine.
It may be something about the router purporting to be a DNS Server when actually it's a DNS Forwarder?
On some of the routers, installing later firmware fixes it. (But not always). Using Windows always fixes it!
Why can't we do whatever windows does and have it "just work".
Do a google search for Ubuntu 184.108.40.206 and you'll see how many times this issue is happening !
(One forum suggested it could it be an MTU too high / iptables issue?)
This bug may be what people are meaning in Launchpad Bug #'s 24818 and 23183, but it was not explained in enough detail.
|Alexey Ten (Lynn) (alexeyten) wrote : Re: [Bug 81057] Re: DNS Resolves everything to 220.127.116.11 intermittently on some ADSL Routers||#26|
|Changed in glibc (Ubuntu):|
|assignee:||nobody → thqmas (thqmas)|