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Old 08-12-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Unable to browse the internet


I installed Red Hat 9 about a week ago. This is the scenario: My network is a winXP one, and I am sharing internet from a XP computer. I hooked up the machine with RH9 to the network but I can't browse the net. I used manual and dchp configurations but none of them worked. I can, however, ping or any other site when I go to the terminal. I've been reading around and they all seem to say that it should be a DNS problem. I added my ISP dns to the dns box in the RH9 machine but of course that didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 08-12-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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quick DNS-test: open up a terminal and do

cat /etc/resolv.conf

there you should have a line like this:

nameserver nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn

where nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn is the ip-address of your ISP's DNS server. if there is no such entry, add it..
Old 08-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Done that already. In the resolv.conf file there is:

nameserver mmm.mmm.mmm (they are my ISP DNS).

I've noticed that when the machine is booting, when reading eth0 a error pops up, it reads that connection to dns address (one of my computers in the network) has failed. I don't know whay that happens, but I think is somehow related to the problem.



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