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Old 03-30-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
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Able to browse net but ping does not work in console

Hi all,

I recently installed Fedora 10 on VirtualBox (host OS is XP) for evaluation purpose and encounter connectivity issue.

In virtualized Fedora, eth0 is running on DHCP. I configure Firefox to use proxy (because I am in office), and it has no issue browsing.

But, in console (I use gnome-terminal), I am unable to ping or

Example, ping
[root@localhost etc]# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2848ms
The ping just halts there until Control+C issue to break.

And if we do a nslookup on
[root@localhost etc]# nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:    canonical name =
It works.

In this config I manage to ping the proxy and it responses. So I presume the network config should be fine. I personally reckon the DNS setting is not properly set (limited understanding). Anyone please help?

Thank you.

Old 03-30-2009, 05:27 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by f1l3t0f1sh View Post
I personally reckon the DNS setting is not properly set (limited understanding)
I see no evidence that you are having DNS problems. Both ping and nslookup are resolving the names supplied. (ping resolved to I note (unsurprisingly) that your DNS server is local ( Since you say you have to go through a proxy to get to the web and your pings fail, I am guessing that direct access to the Internet is blocked. (I can't rule out that your problem has something to do with virutalization. I have no experieince with that.)

Last edited by blackhole54; 03-30-2009 at 05:29 AM. Reason: clearer wording
Old 03-30-2009, 07:51 AM   #3
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Yeah the main issue seems to be that you have to configure your browser to get through to surf the web. This means that the proxy is not configured to work in transparent mode and direct connection to internet is protected and thats why most probably you are not able to ping.


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