Getting on Internet with 13

Jim mickeyboa at
Wed Jun 30 20:45:09 UTC 2010

On 06/30/2010 03:35 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 06/29/2010 07:50 PM, John Clark wrote:
>>    I can't seem to get my browser/email to connect to Internet. In
>> terminal I can ping to my hearts content but I can't
>> connect to it with Firefox. I have no hair to pull out and I don't want
>> to pull scalp. BTW, Ubuntu gets on just fine, out of the box, but I
>> can't stand Debian Linux.
> Assuming you have a router and that Ubuntu works fine through the router:
> from a gnome terminal try:
> netstat -nr.
> Make sure the default route ( is pointing at the correct
> interface (eg eth0).
> Check your name servers (cat /etc/resolv.conf).
> Since you can ping, you should be ok, but sometimes these steps will
> show you what the problem is.
> Make sure your browser is not trying to connect through a proxy server.
> Minor misconfigurations can cause some interesting problems (such as my
> Thunderbird issues and I should have known better).
> Again, use telnet (as said previously) to make sure your firewall is not
> blocking outbound ports 80 or 25.
> [gaf at rosetta ~]$ telnet 80
> Trying
> Connected to (
> Escape character is '^]'.
> ^]
> telnet>  quit
> Connection closed.
If you can see a Network Connect Icon, put your mouse on it, what does 
it say ?

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