ms> my problem is that the guy that comes in to help me [...]
ms> told me that forwarders are not necessary for simply
ms> browsing out to the internet and mail servers for my isp,
ms> since dns in 2k has root hints to help to sort it out,
ms> therefore my isp's dns servers are quite superflous at
ms> this point.
That is not your "problem" at all. Moreover, he is quite correct.
Your problem is that whilst query resolution is clearly working (as
evidenced by the fact that "ping" could translate the domain name
"www.yahoo.com." into an IP address) web browsing is not.
Web browsing involves far more than just DNS service, and the cause of
your problem could be entirely unrelated to DNS. For example: It
could be a proxy HTTP service misconfiguration, or a lack of an
HTTP-shaped hole in your firewall; neither of which have anything to
do with DNS.
If you want help with your web browsing (not DNS) problem, you are
going to have to provide a far better description of it than
"it can't find anything!!!". Follow the Standard Litany for problem
reports. Your computer presents you with error messages for a reason.
<URL: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ./~J.deBoynePollard/FGA/problem-report-standard-litany.html>
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