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Old 03-30-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
decaf
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unable to lookup hostnames


I have spent the last few hours trying ot find the answer to this one. I just build a new linux box using LFS as a base. It is on my network and can ping by IP address just fine. Also if I put the site I want into my hosts file I can get to it without a problem. However if I don't have it in my hosts file and I try to ping or otherwise use a site by domain name it fails with uknown host. I have used nslookup server and got the following:

Default server: 127.0.0.1
Address: 127.0.0.1

I know this is where my problem is but I can't seem to fix it. I have the correct dns entries in my resolve.conf file
my nsswitch.conf has:

hosts: files dns

What else would be helpful to figure this out or please give me a solution. All my other machines (Mepis based) are working perfectly.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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Try to edit /etc/resolv.conf and put in your ISPs or networks DNS servers.

edit..

Quote:
I have the correct dns entries in my resolve.conf file

Just to point out there is is no "E" in that file name..

Last edited by fur; 03-30-2005 at 04:28 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: unable to lookup hostnames

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Originally posted by decaf
I know this is where my problem is but I can't seem to fix it. I have the correct dns entries in my resolve.conf file
Just guessing here, but that's a typo above, right? Your DNS servers should be listed in /etc/resolv.conf (without the "e").
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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As I stated in my first post I have the correct DNS entries in my resolve.conf file. That was the first thing I checked.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:30 PM   #5
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you picked up on it. Thanks. my resolv.conf file was named resolve.conf. once I renamed it everything worked. Guess 3 days of working on this machine made my eyes tired. Thanks again.
 
  


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