LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
rakesh418
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I could not access some site from my ubuntu 8.1


when i want to access some site the following message is displayed
Firefox can't find the server at students.iiit.ac.in.

The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.

* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "ww.mozilla.org" instead of "www.mozilla.org")
* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
Robhogg
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Old York, North Yorks.
Distribution: Debian 7 (mainly)
Posts: 653

Rep: Reputation: 88
I've tried, and I don't get the same error (I do get a warning about an invalid security certificate, but that is because it is "self-signed").

What do you get from nslookup?
Code:
rob@eeepc:~$ nslookup students.iiit.ac.in
Server:		194.168.4.100
Address:	194.168.4.100#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	students.iiit.ac.in
Address: 121.242.23.201
Try entering the IP address above (121.242.23.201) in the browser's address bar? If this works, but the address lookup fails, it may be that your DNS servers are not set, or not working. You could contact your ISP and/or use the OpenDNS servers by entering the following in /etc/reslov.conf as root:
Code:
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220
Also, do you have problems with any other web sites?

Last edited by Robhogg; 04-10-2009 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
That sounds more like a case of server temporarily being down.
 
  


Reply


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 trace access to a particular site pippet Linux - Security 10 08-05-2004 12:30 PM
Can't access this site?!! yzrider210 General 9 11-19-2003 01:28 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration