route, ping, where's the net?

Peter plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at
Fri Nov 4 21:51:20 UTC 2005

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Peter King wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 09:18:54PM +0200, Peter wrote:
>> firewall ? /etc/host.conf ? other DNS issues ? (like, is the host
>> running an unconfigured dns ?) Try /sbin/route in case there is another
>> route in the path.
> The problem shows up exactly the same way when the firewall is off (that
> is where the default policies are ACCEPT for Input, Forward, and
> Output).
> /etc/host.conf seems to work fine. I do not have a local DNS server; the
> ISP's servers seem to be working (other machines on my local network can
> use http without difficulty).

Can you use the host(1) program to resolve hostnames ? You can also try 
to use to exercise the 
local (libc/kernel) dns resolver. It was written for this purpose a 
long time ago.

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