[SATLUG] Linux Client DNS Hostname Lookup Problem (reverse dns)

Ed Coates edcoates at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 11:29:28 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 9:11 AM, jaret <jaret at aberlorn.com> wrote:
> Hi gang... My laptop has a Debian variant (Ubuntu 8.04) and its ethernet
> card is working properly. In my home network everything works great. But
> on-site at one of my clients everything works great except that I cannot
> connect to the internet using a hostname but I can connect using an IP
> Address. Any ideas on getting the hostname lookup to work?  When testing in
> Mozilla Firefox I used as my ip "" which points to a
> "Yahoo" info page.  I have a 2nd laptop here w/ windows on it and all works
> correctly. I compared linux networking info (using "ifconfig and route
> -nee") and matched that against WinXP (using "ipconfig /all").
> Thanks for any insight.
> ~Jaret
Possibly check /etc/nsswitch.conf and see if hosts is setup to use
only files, or dns, files and such


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