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Re: internet connection - was: solved: CS4236 ...

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Klaus writes:
> It looks like this:
> domain whidbey.net
> search mail.whidbey.net whidbey.net
> nameserver
> nameserver
> Anything wrong here?
The 'domain' line is useless. The 'search' line overrides it. It is very
unlikely that you need it anyway, though, so take it out.


The 'search'
line probably does no damage (other than to waste some time), but it almost
certainly is useless and was put there by someone who does not understand
its purpose. Take it out. Man resolv.conf.
The ip's appear to be whidbey's nameservers.
Yes, I verified this. My internet provider confirmed that these are the
Now, why does lynx not open any website, nor does ping www.debian.org work?
Would, please, somebody come up with a constructive suggestion, other than
reading man resolv.conf, which confuses me even more, since it says "On a
normally configured system this file should not be necessary"? Can someone
explain this to me (Debian-newbie), please? Thank you in advance!

- Klaus

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