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Old 05-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Sites not opening in RHEL 5 needs IP to open sites

Hi friends,
I have installed Red Hat Linux 5 in my PC. Now I am connecting to Internet when i inputted site name eg.( it's not opening. But, when i input IP address the site opens perfectly why?

tell me how can i make it to work when name is inputted.

Old 05-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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This is DNS configuration issue. Your are surely connected to internet but your system does not know how to resolve to its corresponding IP address.
If you know the correct DNS of your ISP, add it to /etc/resolv.conf file. Open the file in your favorite text editor, and add the following line

nameserver <DNS_IP_ADDRESS>
If you are not sure or you do not know the IP address of your ISP, you should contact them. Till the time, you can add open DNS

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Hi Chaitanya,
Thanks for your reply. I hope it will solve my problem I will try it and let you know if it worked or not. by the way do you know why this happened? because previously I had installed Ubuntu Linux in my pc in that it worked perfectly without any manual setting.(Just curious :-) )



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