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From Thomas Singer <thomas.sin...@regnis.de>
Subject Re: Default DNS server
Date Sat, 06 Apr 2002 05:09:17 GMT
Ok, Serge, I ask my question in other words: Why needs James the DNS server 
setting, if Java can resolve the names automatically (with the help of the 
underlying OS)?

Tom


At 18:43 05.04.2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Java is not using one [DNS server] itself... it is opening network 
>connections through your operating system's network stack, which takes 
>care of converting hostnames to IP addresses, establishing the connection, 
>etc...  Java has no way of interrogating your network settings to 
>determine what DNS server you have configured. Unfortunately you have to 
>set this manually.  Well, I guess in theory we could make a DHCP request 
>or scan the local network for a DNS server, but these both seem a bit 
>intrusive yet convenient (truly a Microsoft approach).
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>Serge Knystautas
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>Thomas Singer wrote:
>>James requires to setup the DNS server correctly.
>>How to tell James to use the system's DNS server (that one, that Java 
>>uses itself)?
>>Tom
>
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