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Old 11-17-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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internet is connected but cannot browse internet?!?!?

ok i have a problem (redhat 8) i can sucessfully connect to my adsl to the internet and in the messages in the /var/log/ says it sucessfully connected. also i can view my website ( ) from a dial up IT Support London modem. but i cant browse the internet, if i type for eg it says cannot find as if i where not connected to the internet. i am just a bit confused why this is happening it worked fine for a few days until now i just restarted the adsl connected properly i went to internet browser and now i cant browse the internet, but i am connected as i can view my website from a dial up modem on my laptop if you go to you sould see a white page with 'THIS IS A TEST PAGE OF MIKES LINUX SERVER ' in text. please can someone advise what is going wrong, thanks allot

p.s. if i reinstall redhat and reconfigure the adsl it works fine as this problem happend to me befor but i reinstalled redhat 8 and it worked fine. it has happend again and i dont want to have to reinstall redhat every time it happens.
thanks allot myk3

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Old 11-17-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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See if you can access using

If you can you probably need to add your ISP's DNS server in /etc/resolv.conf
it goes something like this:

nameserver <ip address>

or alternatively just setup a cache only bind server then point it to yourself.
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Are you using a dynamic IP? If yes, your /etc/resolv.conf should have been created dynamically by dhclient .. otherwise (static IP), you need to add your ISP's dns server to /etc/resolv.conf. If you're following a HOW-TO to setup your adsl connection, take a look at it DNS section.
Old 11-17-2003, 06:57 AM   #4
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yes my isps dns is in there as well as the alternate. i was messing around with dns yesterday to get my website to respond to a dns instead of a horrible is there any thing i may have changed that i might have forgot to change back, as far as i am aware i changed every thing back to what it was after i changed it. i have only had linux since friday and have never used it befor that i am a real newb but am picking it up fast.

thanks mike


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