Problem with resolving domain name with static ip

Ben Edwards list4me2 at
Sun Dec 14 15:55:16 UTC 2008

I have the following in my /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static

I can ssh in from another box but when I try 'ping' I get
'ping: unknown host'.

But when I 'ping' it woks fine (I used another box to
extablish was the ip for so it seems it
is having a problem resolving the domain name (how do I check what dns
is being uses?).

I am having a slimier problem on another box, it seems it I use static
I have this problem but if I user dhcp all is OK.

route -n on a working bo gives me

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface   U     0      0        0 eth1     U     1000   0        0 eth1         UG    100    0        0 eth1

So I think the is the correct gateway.

This seems to of happened since I started using ibex (I think).

Any ideas?

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