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Re: Can't find the DNS Servers




On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 09:03:05 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 08:35:22PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > On Thu 05 Oct 2017 at 08:55:33 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 07:23:51PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > > > Well, thank you. But this doesn't explain the paragraph above my comment.
> > > > I'm just trying to understand the suggestions being made by more
> > > > experienced folk here, like Reco and Greg.
> > > 
> > > My rationale is that having access to the Internet allows you to look up
> > > the answers to your problems, allows you to install missing software, etc.
> > > Being able to ping barney from fred on your LAN is pretty unimportant
> > > for most problem resolutions, compared to being able to ask Google "how
> > > do I set up NAT on Debian stretch", or whatever issue you're currently
> > > trying to solve.
> > 
> > I had assumed that the OP still had internet access from their other
> > machines.
> 
> Which is fine for simply asking questions and reading answers, but then
> if you need to apt-get install something, you're kinda screwed.

USB stick (aka sneakernet).

Cheers,
David.