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Old 06-12-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
ruhl22
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connected to an isp but cannot browse the net


Hi. I'm a newbie using fedora core2. I've changed the distro, after using red hat 9.0.

Ihave a usb modem wich has worked with red hat, and works with fedora too. the problem is, that after connecting to an isp, i cannot access any url. i tryed out all browsers, but still the same result. i get the err message : cannot connect to .... what could that be? a firewall that blocks my ports?

Thanks for ur help.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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What does it say in /etc/resolv.conf? It should have the addresses of your ISP's nameservers. My ISP is Freeserve (Wanadoo) in Britain so my /etc/resolv.conf looks like this

nameserver 195.92.195.94
nameserver 195.92.195.95
 
Old 06-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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it is empty. what is that file for?

i connect to an isp using kppp. i have no ideea what it could be...
x-chat doesn't work either.

Last edited by ruhl22; 06-13-2004 at 12:07 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 12:16 PM   #4
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ruhl22

Andrew Benton has solved your problem, search for the nameservers used by your ISP then enter them into /etc/resolv.conf as Andrew showed you

Pete
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #5
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thanks... now it works. but i still have a question: why did it work (dinamically with red hat 9.0) and with fedora don't?

what if i use different isp's? do i have to insert every nameserver address in the /etc/resolv.config?
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:43 PM   #6
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Not quite sure do you connect to your ISP via DHCP if so in theory you should get your nameservers along with your IP

As far as I know all ISP's use their own nameservers so if you change ISP you should change your nameservers

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