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Old 09-21-2005, 12:26 PM   #16
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Me again. I'm becoming more convinced that it's a DNS thing. If I try to open a page, say "" , it won't connect. But if I go to a site and resolve that domain into it's actual IP address and enter that address, then I can kind of connect. Sometimes I get the whole page but sometimes I get just some data, which I believe is related to the fact that some domain names resolve to multiple IP addresses.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:55 PM   #17
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This is a long shot but the problem may be related to IPv6.

Disable IPv6 by putting this in your /etc/modprobe.conf file:

alias net-pf-10 off

On my Mandrake 10.0 and 10.1 installations I get up to half a minute delay when trying to load a page if I don't use this invocation.
Old 09-21-2005, 06:27 PM   #18
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OK, in case it helps anyone, here's how I fixed my problem. First, I found the IP addresses for several public DNS servers, you can get these anywhere on the net. Just Google "public DNS free" and you should get plenty.
Then I went in to the network settings for my distro (Linspire) and killed the DNS server entries that were already there. One was my gateway ( and the other was some random address I can't be sure. Then I put in 3 or 4 of the new DNS addresses and restarted. When my machine started back up, worked like a champ. Can now get to anywhere on the net I want. But this is where it gets wierd. I went back to my DNS server settings to take a look, and the OLD numbers are back in there. Have no idea how that happened, but it did.
So now I'm guessing that the old DNS server configuration must have gotten corrupt or perhaps the DNS settings that get installed with Ff is corrupt somehow (more likely). Either way, it works now and I'm asking no more questions.
Good luck to the rest of you.


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