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Old 01-25-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Network strangness in Yellow Dog 4.0

Ok, so; I'm somewhat of a newbie to Linux, I installed it on my G5 (yes, an Apple) a week or two ago almost flawlessly alongside my OS X installation. After some initial problems with the video card not properly configured, I was able to get to a graphical interface and KDE.

Ok, so a little background: I live on a campus and they provide LAN-based internet that requires SSH authentication with their server. By authenticating and leaving an SSH session running, I am able to access the internet. If I'm not authenticated through SSH, the only website that appears, regardless of which site is entered in the address bar, is the generic website the university posts with information on how to log in with SSH. So, I'm perfectly able to get my SSH session running, and if it is not running, I get the usual generic information page.

The weirdness comes in after I've successfully authenticated to the campus server. Trying to access any website results in the browser sending a request to the website and then forever awaiting any incoming data. However, the browser is able to differentiate between existent domains and nonexistent domains, giving a domain not found error in the proper cases. Even the generic information page is impossible to pull up. But the weirdest of all is that Google and any Google-associated websites (eg gMail, etc) all load flawlessly in a browser. I can do a search, check my gMail, yet I can't do anything outside of Google's web pages.

Oh, by the way, as part of my computer's network config, I was given a static IP address; it's all manually entered, ie gateway, dns, etc. And it all works flawlessly on OS X. The problem is in linux. The browser behaves normally until the SSH session is opened, where the weirdness begins.

So does anybody have any ideas what's going on?


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