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NightSky 06-14-2002 09:24 PM

Help! Can't find host w PPP Connection?
 
Running Slack8 and when I run ppp-go i receive local and remote isp, connection script runs fine but when I try to connect to a website I get "Host Can Not Be Found"? I have checked /etc/resolve.conf -
search nameserver msn.com
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xx

I checked in /etc/host.conf: order hosts, bind, multi on

Don't know what else to look at? Thanks

jdixon 06-15-2002 11:28 AM

Well, first verify that TCP/IP is working properly by pinging one of the DNS servers from your resolv.conf file (from the command line, ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xx). If this works, then TCP/IP is probably working properly. Next verify that DNS is working by pinging a well known server by name (say, ping www.yahoo.com). If this works then DNS is working. If both TCP/IP and DNS are working properly and you still can't use your browswer, then it may be a firewall issue on your machine or a proxy issue with your provider.

James Dixon

NightSky 06-15-2002 10:04 PM

I changed nameserver1 and I can connect and ping the nameserver but when i try to ping anyone else's ip i don't receive anything back and when i try to ping yahoo.com or anyother I get host not found. Something else now when I boot into the linux i windup at a shell prompt and a message that says 'No Job Listed'
what is that? I just exit out and it goes to regular login?
FYI I am running a dual OS sys w/2 hdds win98se on hde and slackware8 on hdg root=hdg2.... What is my /etc/fstab supose to look like its supose to be set so i can mount win98 frm linux and during setup I named win /fat-c now when i try to mount windows mount -t vfat /win it say hde1 is assigned to /fat-c it messed up. Any help is appreciated

jdixon 06-16-2002 03:51 PM

> I can connect and ping the nameserver...
Good, then TCP/IP seems to be working.

> when i try to ping anyone else's ip i don't receive anything back...
So there's probably a routing problem somewhere, though it's difficult to
say for certain. Do you have a default route in your routing table?
You can uUse the route command to find out.

> when I boot into the linux i windup at a shell prompt and a message that
> says 'No Job Listed'...
Well, something is messed up in your bootup or login. Check your bootup messages for errors (dmesg | more). Also check your /var/log/debug, /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/messages for error messages. Hopefully
whatever is wrong is being logged.

James Dixon

NightSky 06-16-2002 05:09 PM

Thanks, I just reinstalled and changed the isp nameserver to ones i got back as remote b/c i cld ping them. slack8.0 is back online now. ;) No more upgrade attempts for me for a while.


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