Ed Greshko: >> you can prevent "resolv.conf" from being overwritten. You >> uncheck the "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider" >> selection in the configuration of your Internet connection. Bob Goodwin: > That wouldn't be a viable solution. Why not? Once you're running your own name server, you don't need the ISP's for using the internet. You may find, with some ISPs, that you might need to use their name servers to resolve names within their own network (their mailserver, newserver, etc.). You can just put their DNS server IP addresses into your name.conf as a "forwarder". Your own server will then use it for requests it can't manage itself. -- (Currently running FC4, in case that's important to the thread) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.