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Thanks for your time. Just so you know what you are dealing with ... I am a novice with Linux. I can move around with KDE, but am hesitant to make changes due to not knowing the outcome. That doesnt mean I havent looked around and done some minor changes like the "ipconfig". So, please read on and your help would be appreciated.
Q: "Can you ping by IP ? If yes then,"
A: If I ping the IP address of the router I get:
64 bytes from 207.194.###.####(Router IP Address): icmp_seq #(this number incremts by one with each new line) ttl=255 time=0.### (number changes) ms
Q: "Can you ping by name ? If no, then"
A: No, I get a "host not found"
Q: "Check your /etc/resolv.conf file and see if it lists your DNS entries from your ISP"
A: when I open the resolv.conf file I see:
Ok, you can ping your router, can you ping by IP address beyond your router.. ?? Try maybe your DNS servers ?
If you can't get beyond your router, most likely your machine is not picking up a gateway or the such.. are you using DHCP or assigning a static IP to your machine ?
I cant ping outside the router. When I ping NS2.AITCOM.NET (this is the hosting company that hosts my domains) I get: unknown host NS2.AITCOM.NET.
When I ping 22.214.171.124 (AITCOM) I get the same kind of response as mentioned in my last post. - By the way, how do you stop it from pinging? It just keeps going and going, I have to shut down and restart the computer to stop it.
I have Static IP's (six of them). The ADSL router has four ports. One port for a Windows network, one port goes to a Mac, one port is empty, and the final port is for the Linux box.
I have not done a "route" command ... please advise.
also for future reference...if you find you need to quit a program that 'stopped responding' or went apeshit or whatever...try switching to another console and killall -KILL <process name> (man kill & man killall) or try `CTRL-C`