weird internet problem in Kubuntu 6.06 - not SOLVED but FIXED
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 13:28:56 UTC 2007
O. Sinclair wrote:
> I was definitely a bit short on info so here comes some more;
> the pc in question is part of a LAN of mixed Windows XP and Kubuntu
> computers. I run Kubuntu myself and have no problems and that also goes
> for one other PC in the system. The XP computers have no problems.
> SMB "browsing" in the LAN works for her as does email via Kontact.
> Nslookup is not working "unknown host" and nor does ping. On the LAN I
> can reach our linux-based gateway wia webmin browser interface.
> There is a firewall in the gateway but not very strong (iptables in
> other words), otherwise no router, proxy etc. is used.
> Joseph wrote:
>> Hello Sinclair,
>> We can help but need more information to do so. How
>> are you connected to the Internet? Are you behind a
>> router/firewall/proxy? Did you check if name
>> resolution is work i.e. DNS with nslookup or dig? Can
>> you get to your default gateway via ping or its
>> management interface? Is your ISP experiencing
>> downtime? I will stop now as I could go on for
>> Please note that ping is not the be and end all test
>> of connectivity and many devices filter ICMP packets
>> so they will infact be "up" but a ping will show them
>> as "down."
>> Any other details will help us help you.. =)
>> Message: 8
>> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 16:21:50 +0200
>> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
>> Subject: weird internet problem in Kubuntu 6.06
>> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions
>> <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Message-ID: <467FCF7E.5050509 at gmail.com>
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>> I have a user that has a desktop PC running Kubuntu
>> LTS. All of a
>> internet browsing and thinks like ping are not working
>> - but email
>> I dont have a clue as to what might be suddenly wrong.
>> There is no
>> firewall interface installed ala Guarddog installed on
>> this one. LAN
>> browsing works.
>> HELP! any ideas appreciated,
Well just to update - I circumvented the whole issue by installing
Kubuntu 7.04 instead. The PC had 6.06 LTS with separate root and home
partitions so it was a breeze. All works now and am busy updating 999
apps - or at least it feels like that.
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