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RE: [SLUG] Problems configuring woody for cable

Thanks Dave,
cat /etc/resolv.conf

Tux:/home/adam# cat /etc/resolv.conf
search paradise.net.nz

Cat /etc/network/interfaces

Tux:/home/adam# /etc/network/interfaces

# /etc/network/interfaces --configuration file for if up(8) if down(8)
# the loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card ... during Deb install
#(network, broadcast & gateway are optional)
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

I deleted the 'search paradise.net.nz' string from /etc/resolv.conf
but still get

'something wicked happened resolving 'mirror.aarnet.edu.au:http'

on apt-get update

Adam Bogacki

adam@bogacki.net  [forwarding]

-----Original Message-----
From: David Kempe [mailto:dave@solutionsfirst.com.au] 
Sent: Monday, 30 December 2002 9:39 AM
To: Adam Bogacki
Cc: slug@slug.org.au
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Problems configuring woody for cable

you really have to get back to basics.
forget linuxconf, its not needed.

please tell us the output of these commands and we can get the details
exactly what is wrong.
cat /etc/resolv.conf
cat /etc/network/interfaces

if your resolv.conf looks like what you typed below then DNS is broken.
take out the search parameter for now, just have two lines that read
nameserver x.x.x.x and nameserver x.x.x.x

I have never needed to touch /etc/networks - i think it is either
or built from /etc/network/interfaces

hope that helps,

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Bogacki
To: linuxconf@solucorp.qc.ca
Cc: afb@paradise.net.nz ; slug@slug.org.au ;
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:12 AM
Subject: [SLUG] Problems configuring woody for cable

            I'm running Woody testing/unstable in a dual boot-system and
have recently had 512Bd cable installed. The XP drive is fine but I
seem to get it going with Woody.

            I apt-get installed linuxconf via ppp, read through the help
files as suggested, and added in all known values for DNS Servers, IP
(Static), Gateway, and SubNet mask. I did not see anywhere to include
network settings for pop3 or smtp (presumably to go in ./muttrc and

            I keep getting the message "Can't find package 'pythonmod' "
although via

'apt-get update',
'apt-get upgrade' and
'apt-get -u dist-upgrade || apt-get -f install'
I found that 'pythonmod' had indeed been installed.

'netconf -status' gives me

'module pythonmod does not exist'
? Service samba is not running
Executing: /etc/rc2.d/S20samba start'

My /etc/resolv.conf is

'search paradise.net.nz

my /etc/networks is


which confuses me - where did that DNS come from ?
my IP is

Similarly my /etc/hosts had (last time I looked) three different
designations for my system (Tux):               Localhost   Tux   Tux loghost

. I presume these have been calculated by Linuxconf.

I received the linuxconf message

"forwarding of IP traffic is not active in the kernel"

and trying an apt-get update still gives me

"something wicked happened resolving 'mirror.aarnet.edu.au:http'

Sorry for the confusion - any solutions ?

Adam Bogacki

adam@bogacki.net  [forwarding]

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