[lug] Cannot connect to the Internet with a web browser when trying to use an URL.

Jason W. Strnad jasons at ehlokitty.org
Tue Oct 8 13:25:19 MDT 2002

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This is a bit of a stretch, but check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file.  
The hosts line should have 'dns' as an argument.  I cant imagine that 
being the problem, but, who knows...

- -jasons

On Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at 10:37 AM, BOF wrote:

> I am running RH 8.0 (Pyscho) and cannot connect to the Internet with a 
> web browser when trying to use an URL.
> When using Netscape, the error message is (for example when trying to 
> reach Red Hat)
>    www.redhat.com could not be found
> When using Konquerer, the message is
>    hostname lookup failure
> I can load the Redhat site if I give its IP address ( in 
> either browser. I can also ping varous sites using either the URL or 
> the IP address.
> My /etc/resolv.conf file is
>    search pcisys.net
>    nameserver
> Which is the same file that works with my RH 7.3 system.
> It seems that there is something not working with the nameserver 
> lookup but I can not figure it out.
> Any suggestions?
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