[oclug] Fedora-10 Internet Access difficulties
oclug at raj.homelinux.com
Thu Jan 29 17:09:05 EST 2009
sounds like a dns issue to me - check:
1. ping a known host on the internet by IP, see if you can get to it.
for instance, 188.8.131.52 (yahoo.com)
2. if that works, check /etc/resolv.conf and fix your nameserver(s) as
required. A safe bet is your default gw if you have a commercial
On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 14:14 -0500, Dave wrote:
> I blew away my Fedora-core6 in favour of a fresh install of Fedora-10.
> Some things have been as much fun as pursuing a raw egg (w/o shell)
> around the kitchen floor. One of the issues is my Internet access from
> that box.
> Although there is the wee icon that shows that I have eth0 connected,
> and I can interact with other boxes on my LAN via the Thomson
> Speedtouch router, I cannot "see" the Internet from the F-10 box. (BTW
> SELINUX prevents my ftp'ing into this box (text or GUI), but I can ftp
> to other boxes. SELINUX is next on my list of things to learn.)
> The "Connection Information" for eth0 shows lots of the usual (IP
> address, default route), but Firefox (and ping, traceroute) give me
> messages like "can't find the server at ...", "unknown host", "Temporary
> failure in name resolution".
> What is/are the most common newbie oversight(s) that might explain this?
> I _know_ I'm going to fool feelish when you tell me!
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