DNS problem: I have to ping address before I can interact with them.

Asked by Osher on 2006-09-08

I cant do anything with my internet execpt using firefox, in firefox I went to about:config and changed: network.dns.disableIPv6 to true only then it worked. Everything else (updates, adding programs with synaptic package manager, connecting to ICQ etc.) is not working unless for example I put the login.icq.com IP insted of address in the aim configeration (by pinging it true terminal and watch the IP). I'm pretty sure its a DNS problem that concern all of my Ububntu system. I only have Ububntu for a week now so a step by step guide to solve that problem will be very halpfull.

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Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

You have to insert the address of your DNS into /etc/resolv.conf.
You must follow this syntax: nameserver [ip]

You can also use System -> Administration -> Networking if you don't like editing configuration files on your own.

Osher (oshernet) said : #2

How can i know my DNS address? and where exaclly do I need to insert in networking?

Osher (oshernet) said : #3

Luca Falavigna thank you so much.. I just added the DNS server in the dns tab in networking and it worked!! :)

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