Internet: browsers fails to connect to SOME sites, not all, for no reason.
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Jan 28 06:22:17 UTC 2009
Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> The problem is that now, 75% of the time, when I enter a URL in the web
> browser, it says it can't find the site.
Can you clarify? Is it definitely a DNS issue (e.g. Address Not Found.
Firefox can't find the server at ... in Firefox). Is it 75% of URLs
consistently not found, or random URLs popping in and out?
However, in a terminal, if I
> ping said sites, it has no problems resolving thei names, and it can
> connect/ping them just fine. Also, if I try to connect to these sites
> from a Windows virtual machine, they work perfectly. So I guess it's
> not a problem with these sites, nor with my ISP's DNS
Intriguing. You could try:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall netbase
Also, how exactly is your connectivity set up?
> So I guess it's not a problem with these sites, nor with my ISP's DNS
> machine. I also tried using a "fresh"/new user account... no joy.
There shouldn't be user-specific settings, unless of course you're using
NetworkManager, in which case you should disable it if at all possible.
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