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Old 10-28-2003, 08:31 AM   #1
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resolv.conf


When I try to log on to the internet, there is a message about
a problem with the file: resolv.conf
How do I resolve this?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 08:34 AM   #2
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Re: resolv.conf

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Originally posted by ricemark20
When I try to log on to the internet, there is a message about
a problem with the file: resolv.conf
How do I resolve this?
You, sir, are witty beyond your own knowledge.

What exactly is the problem reported? The resolv.conf file is used to define your nameservers, which you need to get on the net in any sort of comfortable way.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:04 AM   #3
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The message is that this file is missing or corrupted
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:07 AM   #4
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it should at minimum have this.
the zeros mean to auto configure.
you either may or should replace it with your nameserver or nameservers.

nameserver 0.0.0.0



i just noticed you didn't have the full path in your message, so maybe you
don't know, it should be /etc/resolv.conf

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Old 10-28-2003, 09:24 AM   #5
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The message is that this file is missing or corrupted
Does the file exist? If it does, could you post the contents of this file (/etc/resolv.conf)?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 11:48 AM   #6
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It does not exist.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:18 PM   #7
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Quote:
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It does not exist.
Find out the IP address(es) of your nameservers from your ISP's (or from another box on your network), and put that in /etc/resolv.conf, like so:

Code:
nameserver 12.34.56.78
nameserver 90.12.34.56
... but putting in your own nameservers of course.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 10:53 PM   #8
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I found the file, but when I tried to modify it, there was an error message: Check to see if you have write permissions. How do I get around this?


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Old 10-29-2003, 12:00 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I found the file, but when I tried to modify it, there was an error message: Check to see if you have write permissions. How do I get around this?
well, i think its obvious, you have to be the root user first before doing any configuration on your system.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 07:26 AM   #10
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i'm new to Linux. how do you do that?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 08:37 AM   #11
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open a console if you are inside a window manager (like kde or gnome) or at the command line type:
# su root

That will prompt you for the "root" user password which you have set during installation. enter it and hit the enter key.

Go on about your modification using an editor, very easy one to use is pico, so type:
# pico /etc/resolv.conf

Do your modifs and save them (CTRL+0 on pico)
You are done. Close the terminal or type 'exit' to stop being root!
 
Old 10-31-2003, 11:28 PM   #12
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since i am using Mandrake 9.1, i typed su <enter>, then the root password. i was able to edit /etc/resolv.conf using Kedit and saved it. now when i connect, kppp dials fine, but then give me an error message: Daemon was killed, error 16.


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Old 11-11-2003, 05:08 PM   #13
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I solved my own problem. Just changed the login protocol from script to PAP. Now KPPP stay logged in.

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