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Old 05-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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unable to connect to net


Hello,

I am using CentOS-5 .I am unable to connect to net. When i try to update using :
Code:
yum update
i get the following error:
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IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
please help!
 
Old 05-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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well what do you want to fix? internet access or yum not working? Obviously if you can't reach the net, yum won't work, so I don't understand why you're telling us the yum stuff in the first place. just go through the basics, got an ip? ot a default route? can you ping the default route? got a name server? can you resolve google.com? etc....
 
Old 05-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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well what do you want to fix? internet access or yum not working? Obviously if you can't reach the net, yum won't work, so I don't understand why you're telling us the yum stuff in the first place. just go through the basics, got an ip? ot a default route? can you ping the default route? got a name server? can you resolve google.com? etc....
thanks for reply chris.

I want to resolve internet access . I thought yum error message could give better idea about the issue.hence posted that. I can't resolve google.com.
 
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ok, so what about all the other things?
 
Old 05-08-2011, 01:15 AM   #5
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How do you connect ?

What is the output of ifconfig ?
Is there anything in /etc/resolve.conf ?
Can you ping e.g. 74.125.233.16 (google.co.za) ?
 
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i am guessing that this is the current CentOS 5.6 ???

if NOT then use a different machine and download it( CentOS5.6) and install that !!!

if it is 5.6

you might want to read the cent and red hat network documentation

Also is this a 56k dial up ?
ot dsl ?
or cable ?
or wireless ?


there is a very big difference is all of them

also is this a desktop ? or laptop?
not all wireless is supported by the older code in REHL6
 
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i am guessing that this is the current CentOS 5.6 ???

if NOT then use a different machine and download it( CentOS5.6) and install that !!!
Why?? that's pretty drastic, I wouldn't recommend that, especially given the almost non-existent amount of information we've been given.
 
  


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