[aklug] Oddity in network connection related to DNS
bryanm at gci.net
bryanm at gci.net
Tue Sep 12 19:23:06 AKDT 2017
turn on verbose reporting
inspect network traffic
as a start.
bryan at gnomon.xyz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Howard"
To:"AKLUG at aklug.org"
Sent:Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:05:18 -0800
Subject:Re: [aklug] Oddity in network connection related to DNS
Hmm, I cleared the browser cache and now have no browse either...
smells of some kind of firewall problem not allowing the dns to get
On Tue, 2017-09-12 at 11:01 -0800, Christopher Howard wrote:
> Hi list, I'm testing an Sat Int system before sending to field, and
> running into something strange. My main test systems are a Debian
> Jessie notebook, and then a Debian Squeeze laptop I pull out to
> a problem is not just related to one system only. So, for the most
> everything looks fine with this connection:
> The Good
> - Getting the right IP address from DHCP server on modem
> - Getting the right default gw from DHCP on modem
> - getting correct DNS server from DHCP on modem (checked
> - I have no trouble browsing any site on the Internet through
> (I don't use a proxy)
> - I can ping any IP address I want from the command line
> - Firewall is wide-open (for testing purposes)
> The Bad:
> - If I try to do anything else on the command line involving a DNS
> (google.com, etc.) the command fails, acting like it cannot query
> So, for example, I cannot "wget google.com" (unable to resovle host
> address...) and I cannot ping google.com, and I can not even "dig
> @188.8.131.52 google.com" (same for other Web sites).
> I don't have this problem on any of our other connections, so I'm
> nervous something is wrong with the configuration of my modem. Does
> anybody have any suggestions as to what might be going on, or how
> narrow it down?
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