All my queries on one machine on my network have suddenly started to resolve to 192.168.1.251.
This machine was used as the DNS server by other machines, so I noticed it as soon as it started happening and have switched all other machines to use 126.96.36.199 directly, which works.
The machines are all on a 192.168.0.x IP.
It does run dnsmasq, which I've restarted to no effect and so stopped, again, no difference.
/etc/resolv.conf did have entries for 127.0.0.1 and the router's IP, I've changed it to just contain one for 188.8.131.52 and there's nothing in /etc/hosts for a 192.168.1.251 IP.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
$ dig google.co.uk @184.108.40.206 ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> google.co.uk @220.127.116.11 ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 49227 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;google.co.uk. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: google.co.uk. 0 IN A 192.168.1.251 ;; Query time: 0 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Thu Jan 6 20:22:03 2011 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 46 $ uname -a Linux america 2.6.32-27-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 1 23:52:12 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
Edit: This seemed to start working without any sign of any changes having effected the behaviour. I'm still none the wiser, but including the files below for completeness (and in case it comes back!)
$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 america 192.168.0.1 england 192.168.0.2 america 192.168.0.3 germany 192.168.0.4 france 192.168.0.5 sweden # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Generated by NetworkManager #nameserver 127.0.0.1 nameserver 126.96.36.199 #nameserver 188.8.131.52 $ cat /etc/nsswitch.conf # /etc/nsswitch.conf # # Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality. # If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try: # `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file. passwd: compat group: compat shadow: compat hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4 networks: files protocols: db files services: db files ethers: db files rpc: db files netgroup: nis $ sudo iptables -L Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination