How do I find the IP of my current DNS server?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
This is over a dial-up connection. The Mac OS 10.2 Box automatically recieves the IP for the DNS server. How do I find it so I can get the WinXP box to surf the net?



  • Reply 1 of 7
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    System Preferences > Network> TCP/IP tab, look in the DNS servers box.
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    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    That would be great except for the fact that it only works when you have set the DNS servers yourself. Which I haven't, if I had I wouldn't have to post this thread. My ISP sends the address to the computer during dial-up.

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    gargoylegargoyle Posts: 660member
    typing "ifconfig" in the console should display all you need to know.
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    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    I tried that when I first couldn't find it. It doesn't display the DNS server. There may be an option in ifconfig, but I can't find it.

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    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    if you do an nslookup from the command prompt, it should tell you the first dns server it goes to.

    type "nslookup" or some other web address.

    i *think* that should work.
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    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    "more /etc/resolv.conf" in the terminal oughta do it.

    It should look like this: nameserver
  • Reply 7 of 7
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    Thanks! Both suggestions worked. Finally, internet connection sharing

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