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Part of Internet Inaccessible

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Re: Part of Internet Inaccessible

#11 Post by uncle mark » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:49 pm

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Re: Part of Internet Inaccessible

#12 Post by timkb4cq » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:15 pm

There's an app in the repos called namebench that will benchmark the roughly 4500 public DNS servers and show which 10 are fastest for your connection. Nota bene: The fastest is not necessarily the best. Some DNS servers redirect errors to their own search page or some other undesirable spot. BrightHouse does this and sometimes it redirects subdomains like http://packages.ubuntu.com which should resolve. If I point at a file or folder in that domain it resolves properly.
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Re: Part of Internet Inaccessible

#13 Post by uncle mark » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:10 pm

There's this as well:

https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

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Re: Part of Internet Inaccessible

#14 Post by morollan7 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:57 am

timkb4cq wrote:It's probably your router. I used to have a router that wouldn't hand out the DNS settings to Linux because it didn't *quite* follow the standard. After months of complaints they issued an updated firmware that fixed the problem.
There are two possible solutions to that. Either reflash the router with updated firmware, or manually set your DNS to an outside DNS server like Google's. The directions for the former are router specific. To do the latter:
Go to Start -> Settings -> System Settings -> Network & Connectivity -> Network Settings
If you have a wired connection, Click on the name of your wired connection in the box then choose Edit.
Under the IPV4 Adress tab, change the pulldown from Automatic (DHCP) to Automatic (DHCP) addresses only
Now fill in the DNS Servers box with 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 Click OK
Those are Google's public DNS servers. There are many other public DNS servers you can use if you prefer.
:happy: It worked! Tim and Joany, thanx so much! I've got it written down now and I promise I won't forget. :number1:

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