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Old 12-27-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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FC6 ping on terminal works with, not with


I am having issues with yum, and think I have traced the issue back to what I can and cannot ping. When I try:

[dwilson@localhost etc]$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=105 ms

Which works all fine and dandy. However, when I add the http://, I get:

[dwilson@localhost etc]$ ping
ping: unknown host

Both URLs open fine in FireFox. When I try with nslookup with both:

[dwilson@localhost etc]$ nslookup

** server can't find NXDOMAIN

[dwilson@localhost etc]$ nslookup

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I can provide any needed information for resolution, but I am pretty rusty on my linuxing, it has been years, so explicit instructions are helpful.
Thank you kindly in advance for your attention in this matter.

Dan W
Old 12-27-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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The "http://" isn't part of the hostname, it just specifies the protocol to use in your browser.
Old 12-27-2006, 12:22 PM   #3
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Let me take a step back. I am having an issue with yum, and am completely unable to do updates. Because all the conf files and mirror listings contain the protocols, I am assuming this may be the issue for the yum as it is for ping. When I try to run yum, I get the following:

[dwilson@localhost yum.repos.d]$ sudo yum -y update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core

Perhaps there is a different underlying issue? Thanks very much.

Dan W
Old 12-27-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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if u r behind a proxy ,,did u export it ?
Old 12-27-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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I do not believe I am going through a proxy. This is all through my home via a qwest dsl connection. On the my windows side, anything I would've expected to need to give proxy info to hasn't needed it.


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