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Old 04-15-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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Web browser not resolving names


G,day

I have a situation whereby my web browser cannot resovle alpha web addresses. The browser works fine when IP address is entered. Host command can resolve names, and resolve.conf is set up right. I'm stumped, does anyone have some ideas for me?

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hi.

You say resolve.conf is set up - it should be called resolv.conf

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:23 PM   #3
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Sorry,

typo on my part.

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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Is it working?

If not, post the contents of resolv.conf

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:42 PM   #5
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Hi,

/etc/resolv.conf is set up right
syntax
#nameserver <ipaddress>

The command:
host <URL>
returns
<URL> has address <ipaddress>

It does not seem to be a dns problem?

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Old 04-16-2004, 12:06 AM   #6
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Does 'host' return IP addresses for, say, google? or just for local domain names?

Does another browser work?

Dave

P.S. is that '#' actually present at the start of the nameserver line in resolv.conf?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 12:55 AM   #7
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"Host" returns www.google.com

No hash in resolv.conf

"links" text browser also returns "host not found".

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Old 04-16-2004, 01:00 AM   #8
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Is 'bind' running? If so try shutting it down. I'm really just guessing here. I'm out of ideas.

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