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Old 11-24-2003, 03:26 AM   #1
natekris2331
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unable to resolve domain names


I have Slack 9.1
(new install, not using BIND)

If I setup up my eth0 card with a static IP address I am not able to resolve domain names but I can ping web sites using their IP address.

However, if I change eth0 to boot dhcp I can resolve domain names with no problem???

My resolve_conf settings stay the same whether I boot static or dhcp.

example of my resolve_conf (x = my namerserver IP)

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

any ideas?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:47 AM   #2
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Do you have a separate DHCP Server that is providing you with a DNS address? Is your /etc/hosts file setup properly?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:04 AM   #3
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Now everything is working! All I did was to turn off dhcp and boot eth0 static this mourning. I did this several times last night and static would not resolve domain names. Really weird!

Thanks for the reply
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:37 AM   #4
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Please to hear that you have it all working again.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:18 PM   #5
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I have this same exact problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by natekris2331
I have Slack 9.1
(new install, not using BIND)

If I setup up my eth0 card with a static IP address I am not able to resolve domain names but I can ping web sites using their IP address.

However, if I change eth0 to boot dhcp I can resolve domain names with no problem???

My resolve_conf settings stay the same whether I boot static or dhcp.

example of my resolve_conf (x = my namerserver IP)

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

any ideas?
I have this EXACT same problem.
But mine is still broke after 2 days of trying to fix it.
Could someone please help me?

My resolve file has

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

of course I have the real IPs in there.

Thanks for any help.
Dallas
 
Old 02-10-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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Dallas:
Are you able to ping both dns servers listed in you /etc/resolv.conf file?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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I found the answer

Pablo,

I found the problem.
It was so simple.
All I needed to do was put the localhost IP 127.0.0.1 in as one of the nameservers.
It works fine now.

Thanks for your reply.
I was going crazy for such a simple fix.

Dallas
 
Old 02-11-2006, 01:25 AM   #8
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Congrats on solving the problem and thanks for posting back with the solution that worked for you - it may be very helpful to future readers with the same issue
 
Old 02-08-2011, 02:16 AM   #9
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Hi everyone,

I'm having this same problem. I set up with DHCP and I'm able to ping domains fine, but if change to static I can only ping by IP address. I tried putting 127.0.0.1 as one of my nameservers but that did not work. Please help! I just installed slackware 13.1
 
Old 02-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #10
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Duh when I restarted rc.inet1 (from DHCP to Static) it cleared out my DNS servers! I just added my default gateway as a nameserver and I'm browsing fine
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