LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-09-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
Obie
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 290

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question Internet


Hi,

I finally managed to customise msec and have ping working on my local network. I am however unable to now ping any external address e.g. www.cisco.com from my Linux PC. When I run the command ping www.cisco.com it returns unknown host www.cisco.com. How do I overcome this?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:00 AM   #2
Thoreau
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: /var/log/cabin
Distribution: All
Posts: 1,167

Rep: Reputation: 45
emacs /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
ctrl-x,ctrl-s

that file is your DNS. You have none obviously. Put in your DNS or the IP of your router/gateway.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:02 AM   #3
Obie
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 290

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Not to worry. I figured it. Anyone who comes across this issue, please note to edit your /etc/resolv.conf file by adding the following line:

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx #where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP of your DNS Server e.g. ISP. Don't place your gateway IP address.

The /etc/resolv.conf is to help resolve forward IP requests e.g. www.cisco.com
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:59 AM   #4
Thoreau
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: /var/log/cabin
Distribution: All
Posts: 1,167

Rep: Reputation: 45
Umm.. yea.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow Internet Connection when Connecting to Internet on Browsers lennysokol Linux - Networking 8 04-09-2011 05:29 PM
Nic card -> cable internet modem no internet connection zeshan_b Mandriva 21 09-26-2004 12:48 PM
Messed up my internet settings (NO internet connection) :( Almazick Linux - Networking 2 09-08-2004 01:05 PM
iptables. Can ping through to internet side nic but can't get to internet gonus Linux - Networking 19 07-15-2004 02:27 PM
can't connect to the internet:linux dont read my internet address droplsh Linux - General 1 02-29-2004 08:32 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration