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can't ping by host name?


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I can't ping google.com from my ubuntu box that I'm sshed into. I pinged it from my WinXP box, got the ip, and then I pinged that ip from ubuntu which worked fine :huh:

no hostnames can be pinged but pinging their ip works fine which might be a real problem because I planning on setting up Apache on it :(

anybody have any idea what could be wrong and/or how I could go about fixing it?

Thanks in advance ;)

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You say the IP address is static and i assume you dont have a GUI to configure network settings.

You can use your preffered text editor but i am going to say "nano" for this.

You will edit your "/etc/resolv.conf" file to change the DNS server

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf

There should be entries there called nameserver.

Change them to the IP address of you DNS server(s)

EXAMPLE:

nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XX

nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XX

Once you save the file you should be good to go

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