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On my new Debian Squeeze installation (kernel 2.6.26) I'm running into a problem with browsers. Apt-get can access the debian repositories just fine, and ping has no problem resolving hostnames. However, when I run konqueror or iceweasel and try to access any sites, the browsers can't resolve the domains (The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.)
My /etc/resolv.conf looks like this:
However, I doubt that the problem is with resolv.conf since ping can resolve any arbitrary existing domain name (I've tried google.com, linuxquestions.org, debian.org, and pandora.com).
I forgot to try accessing sites directly via IP earlier. Even when I attempt to load, say, 220.127.116.11 (google), I still get the "host cannot be found" error. I doubt also that this is a firewall issue, since internet access works fine on XP and slackware on the same box.
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to this =).
Last edited by morganmcdermott; 05-29-2009 at 02:58 PM.
No, if that didn't work then DNS is not the issue. That is what the test has proven. Looks like now we either have incorrect proxy server.... Look at the proxy first, if you have one turned on, turn it off.
Or your tcp port is blocked somehow, pings go though a different port than web access.
*have you tried hitting refresh just in case, sometimes my firefox times out like that. My kid automaticly restarts the modem and I keep telling her just to hit refresh first...
Last edited by anarchyinc; 05-29-2009 at 03:19 PM.