Problem with resolving domain name with static ip
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Sun Dec 14 16:38:57 UTC 2008
Ben Edwards wrote:
> I have the following in my /etc/network/interfaces
> auto eth1
> iface eth1 inet static
> address 192.168.1.95
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> gateway 192.168.1.1
> I can ssh in from another box but when I try 'ping google.co.uk' I get
> 'ping: unknown host google.co.uk'.
> But when I 'ping 188.8.131.52' it woks fine (I used another box to
> extablish 184.108.40.206 was the ip for google.co.uk). 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
> 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
> 169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth1
> 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 eth1
> So I think the 192.168.1.1 is the correct gateway.
> This seems to of happened since I started using ibex (I think).
> Any ideas?
Assuming 192.168.1.1 is one of these home router thingies with built in
DNS, then add that to your /etc/resolf.conf file.
Or you can use the System -> Administration -> Network to input the
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