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Old 12-25-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Internet being strange!

Hey, I am running Ubuntu on my Mac and on an older x86 computer, and for some reason my internet doesnt work right. Only some pages will load, for example, google will not load, and any site linking back to google doesnt load either.

I think this has something to do with the configuration, but im not sure, nor do I know how to configure it. The internet works fine with any other OS I use wether it be Mac OS 10, Windows, or other distros of Linux such as Red Hat.

Does anyone have any ideas on why it isnt working, and could anyone help me through it?

Edit: I also just discovered that the websites work fine if i enter just the ip adress of the website.

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Old 12-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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This might be the old ipv6 problem.

As root, edit the file /etc/modules.conf

For now ignore the "Do not edit this file" warning.

You want a line in there which reads:
 alias net-pf-10 off		# IPv6
It may already be there but commented out with a #. If so uncomment it.

If this is the cause of the problem then it's because it takes a loooooooooong time to do a DNS lookup with ipv6 enabled (Don't ask me why, I don't know).

I think you will need to reboot to see the effect.
Old 12-27-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Hmm, it seems that did not work. Any other ideas???
Old 12-27-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Do you have your ISP's DNS server's IP address in /etc/resolv.conf ? (If you are using a DHCP client it should write it automatically.)


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