Earthlink DSL failing to see Ubuntu

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Fri Oct 28 13:06:09 UTC 2005

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:26:23 +0100
Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at> wrote:

> I think you may have a dns problem as indicated by a previous poster.
> I'd go back to basics. From the command line try ping'ing an IP
> address. I suggest the Ubuntu web site address of, i.e.,
> type:
> 	ping
> and see what you get. You should get a repeating line saying you are
> getting 64 bytes from this address. Use Contol-C to stop it.
> Then try the same, but using the name:
> 	ping
> You should get the same results, but if not, then you almost certainly
> have a dns problem (disconnect your dial-up while doing this!). I
> would then post the contents of /etc/resolv.conf to this list and we
> can take it from there.
> You may also want to look at the network admin tool in Gnome and see
> what it says about your dns servers.
> HTH,
> Regards,
> Tony.

I think you're onto something, Tony.  ping does what it
should yet ping does nothing but time out.  
Additionally, the contents of /etc/resolve.conf are rather meagre:


I'm beginning to see some light at the end of this tunnel.


Cybe R. Wizard
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