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Re: ftp fails first time when using apt-get

Daniel McBrearty wrote:
> Adam Aube wrote:

>> This isn't a publicly routable IP address, so it's most likely either the
>> router or the DSL modem acting as a DNS forwarder. This device likely has
>> a web interface - find its status page and see what DNS server it is
>> using.
>> You could also try manually replacing the "" in
>> /etc/resolv.conf with the DNS server address from the status page. If
>> everything starts working fine, then whatever device is at is
>> likely the problem.

> yes, it is the router address. The router points to a DNS server which
> whois says is in Taiwan, which surprises me as I'm in Belgium. Makes me
> wonder if it is getting a DNS server from my ISP at all, maybe it isn't
> and is using a hardcoded default. Anyhow I'll try your suggestion -
> thanks.

I would wonder as well - I suggest calling your ISP, to see what DNS server
the router should be getting. Also, you could try plugging your system
directly into the DSL modem, bypassing the router briefly to test.


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