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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Netscape error
From: root <mmiller1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 23:16:59 -0600
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I am using Mandrake-Linux 7.0, but I did in the past use RH 6.1, and I think
they are the same
configuration-wise. Anyway, on to your question:

When you installed the Linux software, did you elect to set up a Local LAN? If
so, there should have
been a dialog box open up that said something to the effect of using dhcp/bootp.
Did you check that
option? I say this because I have had those same errors, and it turns out my
network connection was
not configured correctly. If you do not wish to reinstall, I would recommend
running linuxconf, and
read the instructions for setting dhcp for IP resolution.

Let me know how this turns out, and if I can be of further assistance. Thanks.

Matthew A. Miller

Dan Hull wrote:

> I am able to reach most sites on the internet fine, but there are a few
> that I keep getting the same error messages from that I don't
> understand.  I am able to reach these same sites via windows just fine.
> The configuration I am using is Redhat 6.0 and Netscape 4.72 via cable
> modem (Road Runner ISP).
> The errors are as follows:
> First error is:
>         Warning.  The host " " is unknown.  This means that some or all hosts
> will be unreachable.  Perhaps there is a problem with your name server?
> If your site must use a non-root name server, you will need to set
> $SOCKS_NS Environment variable to point at the appropriate name server.
> It may (or may not) be necessary to set this variable or the SOCKS host
> preference, to the IP of the host in question rather than it's name.
> Consult your system administrator.
> The second error is:
>         Netscape is unable to locate the server
>  Please check the server name and try
> again.
> This tells me that either my dns server is having problems with certain
> site addresses or my configuration is set up in a way that is resolving
> some addresses but not all addresses.  I am not convinced that this is a
> problem on my end.
> Has anyone else encountered this?  If so, can you point me to a
> resolution?
> Thanks.
> Dan Hull
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