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Old 04-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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I could not access some site from my ubuntu 8.1

when i want to access some site the following message is displayed
Firefox can't find the server at

The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.

* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "" instead of "")
* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
Old 04-10-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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I've tried, and I don't get the same error (I do get a warning about an invalid security certificate, but that is because it is "self-signed").

What do you get from nslookup?
rob@eeepc:~$ nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:
Try entering the IP address above ( in the browser's address bar? If this works, but the address lookup fails, it may be that your DNS servers are not set, or not working. You could contact your ISP and/or use the OpenDNS servers by entering the following in /etc/reslov.conf as root:
Also, do you have problems with any other web sites?

Last edited by Robhogg; 04-10-2009 at 10:39 AM.
Old 04-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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That sounds more like a case of server temporarily being down.


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