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dns server

Working on a mythtv channel and we ran into a little annoyance last night. The roku can't seem to find/use my in-house dns server. All addresses are assigned from a linux dhcp server, and all of the other devices get the dns server from it. Its not a big deal, we are just using the ip address, but would like to fix it.

BTW, the myth channel is coming along nicely, hope to have basic functionality working in a week or two.

--Stephen
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Re: dns server

The Roku will use the DNS Server that your DHCP server tells it to use.

--Kevin
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Re: dns server

Is there a way to see what its current network settings are, i.e like ifconfing in linux?
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Re: dns server

It works for me, I'm running DHCP and my own .home domain for the machines on my LAN. DHCP is from a Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato and the DNS is served up using djbdns.
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Re: dns server

I will pipe up again here, that avahi would be nice Smiley Happy


I would suggest booting a LIVE CD and doing ZERO configuration to it. Open a terminal window and make sure that DNS is working as you expect. Maybe the domain name needs tuned?

There is an "option ndots:2" (approximately) that we had to add to our resolv.conf for a while because the system resolver would not automatically append the "domainname" if there was more than one DOT in the name. We have a corporation that has names like host.sub.domain.com, and people tend to like to use "host.sub" and assume the "domain.com" will automatically append like it does in Solaris. I don't know if this is the case for your configuration, but I suggest putting:

http://HOSTNAME.home./path/to/file.mp4

(i.e. the trailing dot tells the resolver that its a FQDN)

Tommy
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