[SATLUG] Browsing problem I hope the braintrust can solve

Scott Hensch sahensch at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 08:57:46 CST 2011

I don't have a storage set-up. I'm not running any proxy or through
any proxy. some time ago, I did change my DNS servers to Google's. I
need to check in to that. Thanks for the advice. I'll do that before I
re-install. I REALLY don't want to re-install.


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Borries Demeler
<demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
>> When you ping and traceroute, are you using the IP addresses or the
>> domain names?  I could be way off the mark, but i would check to see if
>> that install is using a caching DNS server that for some reason is no
>> longer getting results for new lookups.  Possibly a corrupted/missing
>> config file for the local DNS server/settings.
> Scott, I think the suggestion above is most likely to cure the symptoms
> you are describing. I was thinking the same thing - before you reinstall
> you ought to try changing the name server setting in your /etc/resolv.conf
> file. Just for kicks, you may want to temporarily plug in a different
> name server, for example:
> nameserver
> nameserver
> and disable your current nameserver, and see if this fixes the issue.
> Also check /etc/hosts and /etc/host.conf to make sure they are
> properly set up.
> /etc/hosts should have at a minimum this line:
> # For loopbacking.
>   localhost
> /etc/host.conf should look like:
> order hosts, bind
> multi on
> Someone else suggested to check the proxy settings. Unless you
> have a strange setup, this should not be necessary.
> -Borries
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