Internet: browsers fails to connect to SOME sites, not all, for no reason.
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 28 22:56:34 UTC 2009
On 01/28/2009 02:47 PM, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:05:35 -0800
> NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> So you might try putting in the actual ns IP's (18.104.22.168 and
>> 22.214.171.124) and see if that makes a difference. It shouldn't as I can
>> ping both, but you never know...
> Hmm, it works now ! :-)
> As I said I followed the instructions from OpenDNS to switch
> (permanently, survives reboots) to their DNS.
> I couldn't complete the procedure because as I related, ifdown failed,
> complaining the eth0 didn't exist.
> So to force it to restart networking, since manually it doesn't work, I
> just plain rebooted the computer to start from a clean sheet. And hey
> presto, it works now, Epiphany can successfully load the sites that it
> previously couldn't, PHEW ! :-)
> I guess I will never know what was wrong exactly, but I am just soooo
> glad I don't have to re-install my system partition ! :-)
> Thanks to all who chimmed in to help.
Don't know, but glad you got it working. BTW: I modified my
/etc/resolv.conf to the above name servers & they work just fine all the
way from California...
$ dig google.com
; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P2 <<>> google.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21423
;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 13, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;google.com. IN A
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
. 518400 IN NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
. 518400 IN NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
;; Query time: 181 msec
;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52)
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 28 14:52:59 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 239
Note the SERVER section above - it shows that I used 184.108.40.206 to
resolve google.com. So you might make a note regarding those IP
addresses in the event you run into a problem again.
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