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Old 07-16-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Unable to resolve host name


Hi Guys,

please please please help me with this

We have a linux box running our Intranet and today after months and months of it being up, it went down. Can I get it back up? No...

First of all it gave me an error on /dev/hda7 so i ran a fsck on it and it now checks ok...

I can now ping the server, browse my files on it but as soon as I try and access it through IE it just hangs. When I boot up it gives me an error: Unable to resolve host name?

I ran Linuxconf and everything is configured as was before it went down...

Any ideas? I want to get this working so I can go home
 
Old 07-16-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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sounds like you don't have DNS for that box.. where is DNS meant to be coming from?

and god.. don't use linuxconf. yurghh
 
Old 07-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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sounds like you don't have DNS for that box.. where is DNS meant to be coming from?

and god.. don't use linuxconf. yurghh
Sorry im a total newbie How would I find that out?
 
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well it's up to the client who wants to connect to the box to get a DNS name resolved somwhere, not the servers problem in the slightest - nothing to do with linux. have you tried just using the ip address?
 
Old 07-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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well it's up to the client who wants to connect to the box to get a DNS name resolved somwhere, not the servers problem in the slightest - nothing to do with linux. have you tried just using the ip address?
Have tried the ip address too and it just times out as well. The box has been running happy as larry for almost 2 years

I have a feeling that the people that we register our host names with my have changed their DNS settings? Could that be the case
 
Old 07-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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well you've said nothing useful about the architecture these boxes are using... is this box just sitting directly on the internet? i was generally assuming a LAN based setup myself.
 
  


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