Gnupg-users Digest, Vol 16, Issue 34

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Tue Jan 25 00:15:43 CET 2005

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lord grinny wrote:

>> I don't think GPG is at fault here.  Please type the
> following
>> in a command prompt:
>> nslookup
> I tried this, but my DNS is definitly set up okee.
> C:\Documents and
> Settings\Administrator.GRINNY>nslookup
> *** Can't find server name for address
> Non-existent domain
> *** Default servers are not available
> Server:  UnKnown
> Address:
> Non-authoritative answer:
> Name:
> Address:
> is my gateway (A windows 98 box serving as
> a router)

That response to nslookup tells me your DNS setup is NOT ok. You could be
getting a DNS resolver timeout causing the lookup to fail.

The D-Link 604-e is wonderfully dodgy at doing DNS forwarding - at least
that my experience with ours.

Try this to see if it's DNS that's the problem: list in
your hosts file (%winDir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Win2k, /etc/hosts
on *nix):

See if your problem 'resolves' itself. You'll need to flush the name cache
on Windows after changing the hosts file (ipconfig /flushdns).

Check your router, see http://, and setup
your Windows box(es) to use the DNS servers your broadband provider
supplies to the router in the DHCP setup.  I'd suggest some, but I don't
know who's your ISP. Just setup your Windows box to use a static address
on 192.168.0/24, netmask, gateway, and whatever
DNS servers your ISP says to use.

> Do you think I have a better chance on FreeBSD? (I do
> have a dualboot FreeBSD 
> 5.1 and Windows 2000, but I use windows for checking
> my email with thunderbird).

I think FreeBSD would have the same problems. Your problem looks to be DNS
resolver related. If *BSD was configured with 'nameserver' in
resolv.conf, you'd probably get the same lookup failures.

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John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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