[svlug] Routing??

Chris Gippert chrisg at intekom.co.za
Wed Jul 17 04:48:50 PDT 2002

Hi all
I cannot connect to anything on the internet although a physical dialup
connection (modem) has been made.
I get the following message in my browser:

The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.something.com/

The following error was encountered:

Unable to determine IP address from host name for www.something.com

The dnsserver returned:

Server Failure: The name server was unable to process this query.

This means that: 

 The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL.
 Check if the address is correct.

Your cache administrator is root.
Generated Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:26:35 GMT by smiley.dbs.net
I have added the following lines to the etc/squid/squid.conf file:
Acl mylan src
http_access allow mylan
The browser has been configured to use a proxy server at ip address and port 3128

I am running BIND 9.2.0-8 under RH7.3. I am able to access the apache test
page on my intranet by typing in my domain name. I am also able to ping all
the other machines on my network using their host names.

My firewall is LOKKIT 0.50 which is set to high. Trusted device = eth0
Allow incoming = WWW(HTTP), SSH, Mail(SMTP).

Kernel IP routing table
Destination      Gateway       Genmask      Flags  Metric  Ref    User Iface      *    U      0       0       0 eth0        *        U      0       0       0 lo
default          smiley.dbs.net      UG     0       0       0 eth0

My Linux server IP addresses are as follows:
Network ip:
Host ip:
B/cast ip:

After all this I have a functioning intranet with my DNS resolving local
hosts but no internet. I am locked in my box. This is all getting very
confusing. Can anyone help?
Thank you
Chris Gippert.

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