Still fighting to get names to resolve in Ubuntu

Arsenio Lupin lupiniii__ at
Sun Oct 2 11:52:10 UTC 2005

Colin Murphy wrote:
> I am still banging on about this problem I am having getting my internet 
> connection to work properly.  I think the problem is tied to resolving domain 
> names.
> On my ADSL line I have an Addon ARM8100 router/modem.  Looking through the web 
> admin tool for the modem I cannot see any options to control or amend 
> nameserver entries.  Ubuntu looks to the router to resolve domain names. 
> This has not previously been a problem because, being a refugee from Suse, I 
> always had my nameservers 'hard coded' in resolv.conf.  This does not seem to 
> be an acceptible way of working in Ubuntu because resolv.conf keeps being 
> overwritten to point at the router,
> I seem to be able to get some sort of name resolution working if I tinker, for 
> instance, if I do :
>  # dig

I had a similar problem, but due to a misconfigured
/etc/network/interfaces (probably kde control center messed up something).

Anyway, check the /etc/network/interfaces. It would look something like

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

NOT something like:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address   <<<<<<<
netmask  <<<<<<<

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