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Old 05-16-2002, 04:50 AM   #1
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"host" ok, but "ping" can't find ip address

I can do a "host", with the program returning me the IP address of

However, when I "ping" or do a traceroute, this error appears:

unknown host

I've set up my BIND to forward queries to my ISP's DNS Server. Also, when I do a "dig @ a", the info is there.

If I'm not wrong, ping and traceroute uses different way to do a reverse lookup?
Old 05-16-2002, 04:50 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/resolv.conf and read the man page for resolv.conf. You might find your answer there
Old 05-16-2002, 05:41 PM   #3
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/etc/resolv.conf seems ok. But then, after a reboot, all is well I don't know why though I didn't change any network settings at all for a couple of days. I don't understand why this happened

Thank you anyway


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