[SATLUG] Browsing problem I hope the braintrust can solve

Enrique Sanchez esanchezvela.satlug at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 20:17:10 CST 2011


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Borries Demeler
<demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Greetings Programs,
>>
>> (Yes, I like TRON) Firefox stopped browsing most websites for me. I
>> say most because I can get to the Sprint web site and the CPS website
>> to pay bills, those are just two examples, but any link I click on
>> from e-mail, and most of my bookmarked sites won't come up. Firefox
>> will connect, and it will say loading, but that's a far as it will go.
>> I've even left it overnight and no progress. I've got Ubuntu 10.04
>> installed. The troublshooting I've done is ping any website I can't
>> browse, with decent numbers returned all packets returned. I've done a
>> trace route, and the results have a no return right as the packet
>> leaves my router, with various other no returns through the route but
>> it doens't stop the website from coming up on my other installations.
>> Now, that occurs no matter what website I go to, whether I can surf it
>> in firefox or not. I've got two dual boot machines, a homebrew
>> desktop, and a laptop. the desktop has Ubuntu 10.04 and XP. The laptop
>> has Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows 7 ultimate. The only issue is on the
>> Ubuntu 10.04 side. Both windows and 8.10 Firefoxes surf just fine.
>> that tells me that the mechanics are OK in both machines, there is
>> something in the 10.04 Firefox that is messed up.
>>
>> I am truly stuck. I really like Linux, and if it weren't for my and my
>> wife's job's being on Windows machines, I'd junk the windows side. But
>> this has me stumped.
>>
>> HELP
>>
> Scott,
>
> a couple of things to check:
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I am not sure whether he can ping or not the websites, or any remote
box, if he can't ping www.google.com, either he has a routing or a DNS
issue, I'd start trying to get to a web page on the local
computer/network first, then get it out there.

regards,
enrique.

Enrique Sanchez Vela
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