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Old 09-20-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
chleng88
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Could not look up internet address for .....


When I try to log into GNOME (Linux RH9), I get the error message saying "Could not look up internet address for 95.219.in-addr.arpa.tm.net.my. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding 95.219.in-addr.arpa.tm.net.my to the file /etc/hosts."

I have read through many other threads regarding this problem and I've tried many many different ways of adding my host name to the hosts file. Right now the hosts file has:

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
202.188.0.133 95.219.in-addr.arpa.tm.net.my nameserver

I cannot connect to the Internet, but it seems to still be on the LAN because I can connect to it through other computers on the network.

My Primary DNS is 202.188.0.133
Secondary DNS is 202.188.1.5

The resolv.conf file has:
nameserver 202.188.0.133
nameserver 202.188.1.5

Is the 95.219.in-addr.arpa.tm.net.my's address the primary DNS or is it the IP of the modem or do i need to include 2 DNS in the /etc/hosts?

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by chleng88; 09-20-2008 at 01:59 AM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 09-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #2
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What's the output of 'route'?

Also, can you ping other machines on your internal network?
 
Old 09-21-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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What's the output of 'route'?

Also, can you ping other machines on your internal network?
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
219.95.102.248 * 255.255.255.252 U 0 0 eth0
192.168.16.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 eth1
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 eth1
127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 lo
default 192.168.16.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 eth1

yup, i can ping other machines on my internal network and other machines can ping me also.

Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 09-21-2008, 10:54 PM   #4
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If that's the original Linux RH9 (codename Shrike) it hasn't been updated in yrs. You should get a modern distro eg Fedora 8 or 9
 
Old 09-22-2008, 02:24 AM   #5
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If that's the original Linux RH9 (codename Shrike) it hasn't been updated in yrs. You should get a modern distro eg Fedora 8 or 9
Yup, it's Linux RH9 (Shrike). You mean that it's better for me to use Fedora 8 or 9 instead of using RH9 but I've finished installing the RH9 and now just left the steps on how to get to the internet connection.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 03:29 AM   #6
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Well, there are no updates avail, so you're running old exploitable code and much new stuff will be unavail to you. Strongly recommend you update: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 09-22-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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Well, there are no updates avail, so you're running old exploitable code and much new stuff will be unavail to you. Strongly recommend you update: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
ok, thanks =)
 
  


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