On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 11:05:29PM -0000, Paul Sutton wrote:
I have just installed Suse 7.3 and found that while internet dial up worked
great, I got a host not found error in the web browser, anyway I managed
to fix it and decided to post the fix to the group so others may benefit.
The message given when clicking on internet dialer which told me I needed a
/etc/resolv.conf file with the appropriate permissions. I was told to ask my
system admin to do this, (this is great if the user is in a establishment
where there is one, but for home users and beginners it can cause a slight
I created this (as root), and tried again and the problem was still there,
looking at the permissions I had
-rw-r--r-- with the owner as root.
so I decided to change this to -rw-rw-rw or if right clicking on the file
and looking at the table it now gives.
Class read write exec
user x x
group x x
others x x
(this should be chmod 666 resolv.conf)
this now seems to work, just by adding write permission to group and
I am using the konquror browser, and can now look at web pages.
I hope this is of help to anyone in the group who may be experiencing
You should put uklinux's nameservers in resolv.conf by hand IMO.
Your resolv.conf should look something like:
If it does then you shouldn't need the open permissions to allow your
dialer software to change it.
It's worth getting to grips with how name resolution works on a box
without Bind running on it. It's all explained in the PPP-HOWTO in the
10. Setting up Name to Address Resolution (DNS)
If you cut out all the GUI business then you're in a better position
to troubleshoot when things go wrong, again IMHO.
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