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Can you give a little more informations and do some checks plz :
1) Is your problem limited too statcounter ? Have you try to go to another site ?
2) Are you on the same network with your 2 PC ?
3) Have you checked your /etc/resolv.conf file ? is it the same for the 2 PC ?
4) If you try to add the following line (DNS from google) as first line of your /etc/resolv.conf, does it solve the problem ?
5) check your iptable rules by typing the following command as root (DNS is on port 53):
1. So far I have only found the problem with "statcounter.com" - other sites work fine.
2. Both PC's are on the same Wireless LAN
3. The /etc/resolv.conf files have the same two lines
The system that can connect to statcounter has a line "search home" between these two line; the other system doesn't.
4. No - adding "nameserver 188.8.131.52" makes no difference
5. The system that connects has the following output to "iptables -L"
I have tried both "statcounter.com" and "www.statcounter.com" - both give the same "Failed to connect" from a PuppyLinux machine; both connect perfectly from a Xubuntu system. "dig" shows both URLs work - the "www" connection is slower to make.
Both machines are on the same wireless LAN (gRRosminet - 192.168.1.12 is the PuppyLinux system) running from an Orange Livebox (192.168.1.1).
I have disabled all Firefox add-ons, running in "safe mode" - same results.
I have disabled the firewall - deleting /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall completely.
I have tried using Seamonkey browser from the PuppyLinux system - same result, so it is not a Firefox problem.
I can connect to "gs.statcounter.com" from the PuppyLinux system, but when clicking on a link to the "statcounter.com" page, the same ""Failed to connect" message appears.
I imagine you already have checked your livebox configuration, my neighbors often have problems with it (oui, je suis "mauvaise langue" ;-) )
So the only way to find what's wrong now is WireShark from your PuppyLinux and scan what's happening on ports 53, 80 (is that all ?) when you try to connect to statcounter.com (try to do your acces with wget so that it will limit interfernces and volume of data)
PuppyLinux seems to install a /etc/hosts file as a default, and lo and behold, "statcounter" is in this file. (/etc/hosts lists URLs that cannot be accessed by the computer - it is usually used to stop advertising).
I have simply deleted the /etc/hosts file and everything is now ok.