[CLUG] Internet conection with Linux
rkirby at iol.ie
Mon Apr 24 23:00:38 IST 2000
Lynx is a text based web browser, and not at all as complex as netscape.
So it can often be handy for debugging connections. Try it and see what
Also, make sure that you have your ISPs nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf
for IOL the contents of the file would look like this:
So just change that to your ISP's nameserver IP addresses.
I asume that you have no ipchains rules installed? You would know if you
had, as you would have had to do it by hand.
> Kevin Bartlett wrote:
> What exactly is Netscape saying to you? Are you _sure_ your connection
> is working properly? Try browsing to a site using lynx. eg "lynx
> - Ronan
> Question. What Is LYNX??
> The error message that I keep getting is as follows :-
> First message box,
> Netscape is unable to locate the server http://www.linux.ie
> Please check the server nameand try again.
> second message box,
> Warning: the following hosts are unknown
> this means that some or all hosts will be unreachable.
> Perhaps there is a problem with your name server?
> If your site must use a non-root name server, you will need to set
> up the $socks_ns
> enviroment variableto point at the appropiate name server. It may
> (or may not)be necessary to set this variable, or the socks host
> to the IP address of the host in question rather than it's name.
> Consult your system administrator.
> Now the worst thing of it all is that I am My system administrator!!!
> Thanks for any help that you may be able to offer.
> Kevin B ;-)
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