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Old 04-09-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Fix: 'apt-get update' dns resolves to

I had a problem today which I thought I would share with you.

When I was using 'apt-get update' it kept trying to connect to the IP address

This is the message I got:
# apt-get update
Err testing/main Packages
Could not connect to (,
connection timed out
etch/security-updates/main Packages
Could not connect to
(, connection timed out
Err testing/main Release
Could not connect to (,
connection timed out
etch/security-updates/main Release
Could not connect to
(, connection timed out
0% [Connecting to (]
[Connecting to (]
[1]+ Stopped apt-get update
This is how I fixed it:

From GNOME... System > Admistration > Networking > DNS

I then removed the DNS server (my D-Link Router) and manually added and yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy, which are my ISP's DNS servers. (Substitute x & y for your own ISP's DNS servers)

After a reboot 'apt-get update' worked fine.

Hope that helps somebody.

The problem happened on Ubuntu and Fedora Core.



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