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1999/8/3 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:16231 Activity:very high
8/3     Can anybuddy tell me which process of Linux actively looks for a
        nameserver or ISP after I perform a "route add -net ...."?  I live
        in a place where it costs money each time I make a phone call and
        for each minute I spend on the phone.  I.e., I don't want any
        processes just checking to see if there's a good connection or not
        every once in a while.  I'm using RedHat 5.2, I don't ride a bike.
        Thanx.  --mtbb.
        \_ this is easily found on <DEAD>linux.org<DEAD> FAQs..., but here's the rough
                info: edit nsswitch.conf to have "hosts:        files dns"
                edit resolv.conf to have "nameserver 128.32.102.9" <
                that was a slow berkeley nameserver
                good luck !
                \_ The FAQs suck.  It's total super linuxoid geek trash and
                   hard to read through, or even find in the first place.
                        \_I suggest - that if you want to have a long-term
                        useful & working linux system, that you read the docs.
                        if you can't do that, you shouldn't be in Berkeley,
                        or CS, or eecs.
                        \_ I'm not in Berkeley anything.  I'm just a user
                           waiting for linux to be useful for non-super
                           geekoids.  Heap abuse on me all you want but it'll
                           never touch windows until normal people can use it.
                           \_ You're posting to a CSUA newsgroup.  Hence, you
                              are either a (1) a computer science major (2)
                              a system administrator or (3) someone who has
                              nothing to do with CSUA but just wants to hoze
                              the motd.  In either 1 or 2 you must be someone
                              who uses unix and hence are a Berkeley something.
                              If you can't figure out how to read stupid docs
                              or faqs or howtos then yes or figure out how
                              to use unix then you surely don't belong in 1
                              or 2.
                           \_ I'm not a super geekoid and I find linux
                              to be very usable and useful.  In fact, I've
                              almost trippled my productivity after switching
                              from windows since i stop wasting my time
                              going to <DEAD>www.windows95.com<DEAD> and finding hacks
                              like TweakUI, Microangelo, and lame ass DLL
                              cleaners and trying to figure out regedit.exe.
                              I don't know what planet you're from but
                              the FAQ and docs are pretty straigt forward.
                              \_ Oh really?  Maybe that linux spell checker
                                 needs a bit more dev. work.  If you find
                                 linux faqs and setup easy then you're a
                                 a super geekoid whether you realize it or
                                 not.  -still waiting for ease-of-use linux
                        \_ I never said linux is easy, nor do I wish to argue
                                a common stupid debate. If you don't like
                                figuring out things from FAQs, or reading,
                                than you shouldn't be using unix! go home!
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