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Old 07-05-2004, 12:45 AM   #1
ropunk
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internet problems red hat 9


i cant enter to internet at first linux put me this message

"Could not look up internet address for ropunk.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
ropunk to the file /etc/hosts."

then i added ropunk to the file and it stoped that messaage and i thought that would fix the internet problem but it didnt fix it i have dualboot y can enter internet on windows but not on linux can somebody help me please!!???
 
Old 07-05-2004, 12:54 AM   #2
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What kind of internet device and connection do you have...have you used the GUI in your distro to try to configure it yet?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 02:11 AM   #3
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Are you able to ping to an external address? From a terminal window

#ping 66.94.230.49

If ping fails

please post the output of

#netstat -nr
#/sbin/ifconfig -a
#/etc/resolv.conf

If ping was successful, try

#ping www.yahoo.com

If this ping fails, you may have name resolution problems which could mean
1. entries in /etc/resolv.conf are incorrect
2. your firewall (iptables) is blocking name resolution

to confirm your firweall is causing the problem

#/sbin/service iptables stop

and try to ping

#ping www.yahoo.com.

If this works, you will need to fine tune iptables to allow DNS traffic.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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i am using a cable modem

what is the gui??

i will try to ping external ip i hope that could help me thanx ppuru and vdogvictor

i will post my results later!
 
  


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