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Old 07-02-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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network up, but not resolving correctly.


One of my machines has a working network, but isn't resolving names properly.

the entry in /etc/resolv.conf is correct (set to the ip of my router - same as the rest of the machines in the office), but when I try to "ping yahoo.com" I get nothing.. if I try to "ping 66.218.71.198" (which is yahoo) I get a proper ping.

Any idea what might be the cause?
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Is this machine set to renew dns server on dhcp?
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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Is this machine set to renew dns server on dhcp?
it's not using DHCP. so no.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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while trying to resolve the hostname run something like iptraf on that interface and log any paket that is transmitted. maybe this will give you a clue.

sl mritch.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:46 AM   #5
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I'm having a similar problem in slackware 9.0 using a D-Link router: I can only visit several sites. Whenever I ping some sites like ctan.org it says host not found; yet I can visit them under windoze. My router is configured as DHCP server so there might be something wrong with the renewal of the DNS server. I hope when I resolve this problem I could help you in some way too.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 11:05 AM   #6
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try invoking:
host 66.218.71.198

For more verbose output, also invoke:
host -v 66.218.71.198

Suggestions:
1) you have a typo in /etc/resolv.conf
2) check /etc/nsswitch.conf, where your "hosts" line should look something like:
hosts: files dns
 
Old 07-03-2004, 12:10 PM   #7
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have you tried using dig?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 01:07 PM   #8
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Suggestions:
1) you have a typo in /etc/resolv.conf
2) check /etc/nsswitch.conf, where your "hosts" line should look something like:
hosts: files dns
Ahh ha! I just made this machine an NIS server. In my attempts to get things going, I removed the "dns" entry from the hosts line in the nsswitch file.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-06-2004, 02:37 PM   #9
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You are welcome.
 
  


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