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Old 04-13-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
dreamplex
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internet connectivity dns issue


Hey all! im having trouble establishing a domain connection to the net, here's the deal:

- I'm running Redhat Fedora Core Release 1
- i can ping computers on the local network, and ping websites at their ip addresses, not domain names

whenever i try to connect to anything non-ip in mozilla, even 'localhost', i get: '... could not be found. please check the name and try again.'

these symptoms lead me to believe there is a dns problem.

My network is set to get all settings, including DNS via DHCP from my router, 192.168.0.1.

I would appreciate help! thanks

- Ross
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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is there a problem with the DNS servers you are using? Can you ping the servers in your /etc/resolv.conf ? Are those your ISP's recommended DNS servers?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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my only nameserver is 192.168.0.1, i can ping it successfully.

the only other line is:

search gateway.2wire.net

pinging gateway.2wire.net fails (unknown host)
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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That's your problem, unless 192.168.0.1 is also a DNS server. You should have at least one IP address that is a real DNS server, preferably the one your ISP gave you (in fact they probably gave you at least 2 to use). So your /etc/resolv.conf should look something like:

nameserver 55.66.77.888
nameserver 22.33.44.55
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:30 PM   #5
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On my XP box, also on the network, running 'ipconfig -all' returns among much else:

...................
DNS Servers .................................. 192.168.0.1
...................

I'll look for DSN's supplied by my ISP, but shouldnt my router act as a DSN?i didnt specify a DSN supplied by my ISP when i put my XP box on the network

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:49 PM   #6
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i obtained the primary and secondary DNS ips from my ISP:

Primary: 207.69.188.185
Secondary: 207.69.188.186

Adding them to /etc/resolv.conf, saving, deactivating, reactivating, did not fix the problem.
 
  


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