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Can't dialup, possible DNS problem - Debian

Hello, I've tried configuring my dialup accounts using pppconfig, however when I try to fetch a web page Mozilla sits there forever 'resolving host foo.bar.com...' When I try to use ping, it also just sits there trying to resolve the host. The same happens when I try to configure wvdial. Both don't seem to let me access the Internet. I've tried configuring with static as well as dymanic DNS. No luck. Any ideas? --James -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [email]debian-user-requestlists.debian.org[/email] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [email]listmasterlists.debian.org[/email]...

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    Default Can't dialup, possible DNS problem

    Hello,

    I've tried configuring my dialup accounts using pppconfig, however
    when I try to fetch a web page Mozilla sits there forever 'resolving
    host foo.bar.com...' When I try to use ping, it also just sits there
    trying to resolve the host.

    The same happens when I try to configure wvdial. Both don't seem to
    let me access the Internet.

    I've tried configuring with static as well as dymanic DNS. No luck.
    Any ideas?

    --James



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    Default Re: Can't dialup, possible DNS problem

    Basic troubleshooting steps:

    1. Use traceroute or tcptracroute to a known IP address. Make sure
    your internet connection is really alive. If not, you have other
    problems...

    2. Make sure your nameservers are where you think they are. Try
    doing:

    host [url]www.debian.org[/url] <nameserver-ip>

    3. After dialing up, check your /etc/resolv.conf file and make sure it
    has the right IP address (the one that got successful results in step #2)



    On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 02:53:00PM +1000, James Buchanan wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've tried configuring my dialup accounts using pppconfig, however
    > when I try to fetch a web page Mozilla sits there forever 'resolving
    > host foo.bar.com...' When I try to use ping, it also just sits there
    > trying to resolve the host.
    >
    > The same happens when I try to configure wvdial. Both don't seem to
    > let me access the Internet.
    >
    > I've tried configuring with static as well as dymanic DNS. No luck.
    > Any ideas?
    >
    >
    >
    >

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