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Cariboo

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Re: Web Browser doesn't connect to Google
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2008, 02:36:50 am »
Really a Mistery.......
Today a wanted to make a donation via PayPal and I clicked on the Icon and .....
same thing, no connection..

Address not found, bla,bla,bla, Try again.

What the hell is going on, yesterday I was connected to the world, today nothing goes!

I have to have a look again at Paul's post about the DNS problem:
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It might be worth your while to try something like the OpenDNS - DNS ips are as follows:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea what this means. I hope Paul comes back to this thread once more, to give me a hand what exactly I would have to do.

Thanks Paul, in advance...............
Cariboo   
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hata_ph

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Re: Web Browser doesn't connect to Google
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2008, 02:42:54 am »
I think you need to insert those 2 IP to resolv.conf file.....the location i am not sure....think will be in /etc..
haha...

toothandnail

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Re: Web Browser doesn't connect to Google
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2008, 01:25:11 pm »
Really a Mistery.......
Today a wanted to make a donation via PayPal and I clicked on the Icon and .....
same thing, no connection..

Address not found, bla,bla,bla, Try again.

What the hell is going on, yesterday I was connected to the world, today nothing goes!

I have to have a look again at Paul's post about the DNS problem:
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It might be worth your while to try something like the OpenDNS - DNS ips are as follows:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea what this means. I hope Paul comes back to this thread once more, to give me a hand what exactly I would have to do.

Thanks Paul, in advance............... 

 ;D The two DNS entries need to be added to /etc/resolv.conf, in the form below:

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nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.222.220

The only problem I can see with that is that some systems seem to rewrite /etc/resolv.conf on every boot, and it looks as though Vector does that. There is a switch to the DHCP client to prevent that. I've found the call to dhcpcd in /etc/rc.d/functions-network, but I'm not expert enough with Vector to know if that is where it should be edited. If it is, adding -r to the lines where dhcpcd is called should do it.

Hopefully someone who knows a bit more about the inner workings of Vector can tell you if that is the place to set it so it does not overwrite /etc/resolv.conf every time the system boots.

paul.

Cariboo

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Re: Web Browser doesn't connect to Google
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2008, 04:46:14 pm »
Bingo......................... ;D

Thanks hata_ph and toothandnail....adding the addresses

208.67.222.222 and
208.67.220.220 to

/etc/resolv.conf was the solution.
Thanks again

This is the contents now:
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# /etc/resolv.con lines 4, 5 added April 09,'08

search example.net
nameserver 208.67.222.222  # New entry April 09, '08
nameserver 208.67.222.220  # New entry April 09, '08

nameserver 204.174.64.1 # CHESTNUT DIALER TEMP ENTRY
nameserver 204.174.65.1 # CHESTNUT DIALER TEMP ENTRY

It was not over written after reboot, but the new entries, which I added at the end, are on top now !
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