Why is Windows so dumb

I run both a Linux machine and a Windows machine at home. My linux workstation is also my firewall/router to my cable connection. The other night I came home and doing some web work. I tried to connect to the site I was working on to review my work in IE, and it wouldn't connect.

So I screwed with it for a half hour or so. Finally, decided to change the hard coded DNS adress in my network settings. This fixed it. Appearantly, the DNS server I was using was no longer available. Now, how hard would it be for Windows XP to say – hey, your DNS server isn't talking to me any more. Nope, it just refused to connect to any websites. Grrrrr.

Bob Weber

My name is Bob Weber and I live in Greeley Colorado. This blog is my personal views, ideas, comments, etc.. You will probably learn more about me by reading the entries here than you will in this bio.