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Old 07-15-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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Temporary Failure in Name Resolution


For some reason, I cannot connect to my ISP's website or send/receive mail, but I can hit every other website I've tried. (Except other sites that I know are hosted by my ISP... they don't respond either.)

When I try to check mail or open their site in Firefox, I get the message "Temporary Failure in Name Resolution."

When I do an nslookup myisp.com, I get
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# nslookup myisp.com
Server:         123.45.678.10
Address:        123.45.678.10#53

** server can't find myisp.com: SERVFAIL
I can ping the IP's that nslookup returns, but can't get any further. I can also connect on my kid's Winblows machine downstairs, so it's not a problem with my ISP,

Any suggestions where to look next?
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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Re: Temporary Failure in Name Resolution

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Originally posted by ewto
For some reason, I cannot connect to my ISP's website or send/receive mail, but I can hit every other website I've tried. (Except other sites that I know are hosted by my ISP... they don't respond either.)

I can ping the IP's that nslookup returns, but can't get any further. I can also connect on my kid's Winblows machine downstairs, so it's not a problem with my ISP,

Any suggestions where to look next?
Are you getting the dns servers by dhcp? Else, please post your /etc/resolv.conf. Or try to add your isps dns servers to /etc/resolv.conf like
Code:
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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First, thanks for the reply.

I forgot, this seemed to start all on it's own. I haven't installed anything or made any changes, Until about a week ago I had been checking my email and using this install solidly for about a year.

It looks like the name server IP's as returned by nslookup are already listed in /etc/resolv.conf.

Here's my resolv.conf file:
Code:
nameserver 205.133.113.129
nameserver 192.88.195.10
nameserver 205.133.113.129
nameserver 205.133.113.129      #kppp temp entry
~
And not to sound too dumb, but I don't think I'm using DHCP ... I'm on dialup. How do I check for sure, though?

Thanks again for your time...
ewto

Last edited by ewto; 07-15-2005 at 01:31 PM.
 
  


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