LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-05-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
rcs1000
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Working ping, traceroute; all other networking broken


Hi,

I have an Eee PC running Xandros. I can connect to the network, and am assigned a DHCP address. I can ping, and the computer resolves domain names correctly.

But anything more complex - opening a web-page, doing an "apt-get update", or attempting to initiate an ssh coonnection fails.

In each case, the computer appears to connect and then starts "waiting". Eventually the connection times out.

Can anyone think what the problem might be?

Many thanks,

Robert
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:20 AM   #2
x_terminat_or_3
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Plymouth, UK
Distribution: Fedora Core, RHEL, Arch
Posts: 342

Rep: Reputation: 38
Are you sure it resolves domain names correctly?

On a console, try: nslookup xkcd.com

(If you have recently visited this domain, choose another one, to make sure it isn't cached)


Also, if you are using FireFox, try going to a url and look at the status message

Looking up xkcd.com
Connecting to xkcd.com
Waiting for xkcd.com

At what point does it 'wait'?
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:31 AM   #3
rcs1000
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 30

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by x_terminat_or_3 View Post
Are you sure it resolves domain names correctly?

On a console, try: nslookup xkcd.com

(If you have recently visited this domain, choose another one, to make sure it isn't cached)
nslookup isn't installed on the machine, but I can ping every domain I can think of - google, xcd, slate, etc. Each time I get sensible name resolution, so it is talking to the domain name server and getting a response.

Quote:
Also, if you are using FireFox, try going to a url and look at the status message

Looking up xkcd.com
Connecting to xkcd.com
Waiting for xkcd.com

At what point does it 'wait'?
It succesfully gets through the looking and connecting stages; it stalls at the "Waiting for xkcd.com" stage.

Thank you for helping with this, it's much appreciated.

Last edited by rcs1000; 11-05-2007 at 06:33 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:37 AM   #4
ranger_nemo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: N'rn WI -- USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04, ClarkConnect 4
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 47
I would also suggest putting "67.18.254.190" into the address bar of firefox. If that gives you the OSNews.com website, then it is a DNS problem.

Are other computers on the network get an IP through DHCP?

Last edited by ranger_nemo; 11-05-2007 at 06:39 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:19 AM   #5
rcs1000
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 30

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger_nemo View Post
I would also suggest putting "67.18.254.190" into the address bar of firefox. If that gives you the OSNews.com website, then it is a DNS problem.

Are other computers on the network get an IP through DHCP?
Firefox gets through the "Connecting to" stage, and - again - stalls on the "Waiting for 67.18.254.190" stage.

There are other computers on the network, all get their IPs, etc., through DNS, all are working fine. I have reset them and cleared caches; the problem is - unfortunately - definitely with the laptop.
 
  


Reply

Tags
dns, network, nslookup


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to log traceroute or ping times wkm001 Linux - Software 4 10-22-2011 06:27 AM
ping and traceroute issue tomhiggins Linux - Networking 7 03-27-2006 05:40 PM
ping vs traceroute shesundar Linux - Networking 1 11-30-2005 04:33 AM
networking not working, nic is loaded, can ping router dns21 Slackware 11 02-16-2005 12:47 AM
users can't use ping traceroute ... kvtournh Mandriva 1 11-16-2004 06:43 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration