I can't resolve from the command line but I can from a browser.

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Apr 10 15:28:35 UTC 2006

Andrew wrote:
> This makes no sense to me.  I can go to www.yahoo.com in a browser but I 
> can't ping yahoo.com and nothing on my network blocks pings or 
> yahoo.com.  I also can't ping local hosts in my hosts list but I can 
> ping their ip address.  This is a fedora core 5 install and everything 
> was working fine untill i ran yum update.   Something else thats odd, 
> ping does not say that it has failed or can't connect, it just hangs 
> untill I break it.  I also tried putting a nfs entry in my fstab and 
> that wont mount either (it uses a host name instead of a ip address).
> Here is my resolv.conf
> ------
> search sondermuell
> nameserver
> nameserver
> nameserver
> ------

Check the "hosts" entry in your /etc/nsswitch.conf


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