[oclug] Fedora-10 Internet Access difficulties
Linux at Carpe-Machinam.ca
Thu Jan 29 22:52:25 EST 2009
Thank you Howard, and to you Raj for your more detailed suggestion.
Pinging 18.104.22.168 and entering that into Firefox's destination both
Then I hit the wall because any edit of /etc/resolv.conf seems to get
"restored" to whatever it was before (Generated by NetworkManager),
perhaps when I restarted the network service.
Silly question: what is a "default gw", and where does it lurk?
Still puzzled, but more optimistic;
> 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, 22.214.171.124 (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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