[Ma-linux] [Dclug] Bizarre Browser Behavior
kevin at pheared.net
Wed Mar 24 16:23:04 EDT 2010
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Alan McConnell <alan at patriot.net> wrote:
> Now the exact same thing has happened, but with Wikipedia.org. ! ? ! ?
> I point my browser at wikipedia.org, and I get:
> Iceweasel can't find the server at www.wikipedia.org.
Alan, first try to see if your computer is having issues resolving DNS
for www.wikipedia.org. I would use the host command like this:
$ host www.wikipedia.org
www.wikipedia.org is an alias for rr.wikimedia.org.
rr.wikimedia.org is an alias for rr.pmtpa.wikimedia.org.
rr.pmtpa.wikimedia.org has address 188.8.131.52
That's good output. If on the other hand you see: "Host
www.wikipedia.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)" then your DNS server is the
problem. You can check which DNS server you are using in
/etc/resolv.conf. For experiment's sake, you could add a nameserver
line that points to a different, public DNS server (and comment out
the others) and see if that improves your browsing experience. Google
runs two at 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
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