The nscd daemon doesn't appear to exist, the other commands run
give 0% packet loss. So, I'll make a copy of this thread and run the
commands to tell the AT&T tech the results. Thank You.
The good news is I've had to reset the modem several times to
reconfigure the connection and the tech said one more time
and he's pretty sure a new modem will be req'd. But, he wanted to
see the DNS test results or what happens after a DNS cache flush to make sure,
so not my motherboard, but the AT&T modem losing the connection info
is the direct cause of the problem reoccurring, and that would be confirmed.
He didn't know the Linux command, just the Windows command for the
info you provided and needed to be provided for that.