DNS Problem Maybe

Craig Preston duffman23 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 09:57:34 UTC 2006


Thanks, seems to be working now. Is there anything that modifies that file
automatically? such as DHCP handing out WINS addresses or something, as I
have never modified myself.

On 27/07/06, Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:
>
> Craig Preston wrote:
> > I have a strange problem that seems to be DNS related. From a command
> > prompt I can ping an address, say www.google.com <http://www.google.com>
> > and I will get a reponse. If I type a web address into the web browser
> > (firefox) it can't resolve the name and the connection times out. If I
> > put the IP address in the web browser it works and the web page is
> > displayed. This also seems to affect yum. If I do a yum update or
> > whatever, it times out and cannot connect to the update server.
> >
> > All my networking settings look correct, it is strange. Any help would
> > be appreciated.
> >
> > Craig
> >
>
> Have a look in /etc/nsswitch.conf. In my configuration, I have a line as:
>
>         hosts:      files dns
>
> Without this line, I had similar yum problems.
>
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