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Yes its definitely some kind DNS issue, who is your ISP? It depends on if they(your ISP) specify their dns servers or if they have them setup to be obtained each time(dynamic). Try pinging your gateway for your ISP, then try pinging a web page www.yahoo.com(accepts pings), and finally a web page IP address. Try that and post what you get for a response.
Location: Rome, Italy ; Novi Sad, Srbija; Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu / ITOS2008
Yup, i had the same problem. Before anything else you may want to try to run kppp to dial up, since i found out kppp asks for a DNS server from your ISP upon conecting, puts it in /etc/resolv.conf and once it exits it also deletes entries from /etc/resolv.conf.
If that doesn't work check the end of your /var/log/messages, just after you conected to the internet. It should say a DNS server. Heres Mine:
Aug 17 22:36:49 SlackBox pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by nskl, uid 1000
Aug 17 22:36:49 SlackBox pppd: Using interface ppp0
Aug 17 22:36:49 SlackBox pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Aug 17 22:36:52 SlackBox pppd: local IP address 126.96.36.199
Aug 17 22:36:52 SlackBox pppd: remote IP address 188.8.131.52
Aug 17 22:36:52 SlackBox pppd: primary DNS address 184.108.40.206
Aug 17 22:36:52 SlackBox pppd: secondary DNS address 220.127.116.11
See the DNS Lines? Just put those IPs in /etc/resolv.conf
Heres, mine, for ISP in italy (Ciaoweb.it) so i dont know if they will work for you: