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I'm using Debian6, Mint13 and others with a Tenda W306R router meant to just a switch, with wireless disabled. Non of my web browsers will access debian.org via the router but will when connected directly to the modem. There seem to be no problems with any other sites and this problem is quite new. I have reset the router to factory settings but did not help. Have Debian included new security? Is my router falty and how would I tell?
I probably comes from your router.
Check the is no filter on debian.org IP address.
Have you tried to access directly to debian.org via the IP address ?
You can get the IP address thanks to the "ping debian.org" command.
If it is working with the IP address you probably have a DNS issue.
Can you post the result of the below commands (from a terminal)?
yes, but as sudo not 'sudo su'.
Tried 'ping debian.org' and got '220.127.116.11' plus some more. When I put that address (numbers only) in the address bar it came up with "senfl.debian.org" web site, which appears to be for developers. Maybe it is a DNS issue? Any ideas?
is this resolved already? are u able to ping or resolve other hostnames aside from debian.org
do nslookup for debian.org, also do ping 18.104.22.168. post the result here. Also what's in your resolv.conf?
I have n't changed /etc/resolv.conf as yet but did try some of your suggestions prior to doing this as I am always reluctant to change this type of file. If it adds any clarity the result on another mechince connected to the same router were:
patti@patti-HP-Compaq-nc6220-PU982ET-ABU ~ $ ping -c5 22.214.171.124
PING 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_req=1 ttl=50 time=124 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_req=2 ttl=50 time=128 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_req=3 ttl=50 time=121 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_req=4 ttl=50 time=121 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_req=5 ttl=50 time=128 ms
sorry for the hesitancy but how would putting "nameserver 188.8.131.52" at the top of this file resolve the problem on 'fred@debian-upna' and why? My understanding of ip addressing is very limited but the above looks like a temporary address that you are writing into a configuration file, would that be the same on another computer (unix based)on the same router?
I did try (eventually) putting 'nameserver 184.108.40.206' at the top of the /etc/resolv.conf file by way of gedit but it only generated a long error file in another gedit window. It had no effect on accessing debian.org but left internet access as before.