Tom Diehl on Sat, 20 Sep 2003 00:34:06 -0400

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[PLUG] Re: messed up redhat box

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003, Douglas Johnson wrote:

> Has anyone run into problems googling in the area recently? I am
> pretty sure that it is my problem but as of this morning 
> seems to drop any packets coming in on port 80
> from my box. It pings just fine. and when I try one of it's ips:
> everything goes smothly. However any attempts to 
> hit directly on port 80 with firebird or wget 
> simply results in a timeout error. It's driving me nuts. 
> Fortunatly the form on thier page is self referential so if 
> I do use thier ip directly I can still ssearch and stuff.
> I am running redhat 9.0 with an everything install and pretty much 
> every port but 80 turned off. Kernal version 2.4.20-8. I did mess
> with /etc/hosts the other day (trying to thwart the verisign catchall
> thing) but I am sure that I put everything back. I am on a comcast 
> cable acount. Thanks for any comments.
> -douglas

A couple of questions for you. Do you have iptables running?? If so are
you allowing posr 53 (dns) outbound?? Run "iptables-save" tp see your rules.
What is in /etc/resolv.conf?? Are the nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf reachable.
Generally speaking if you cannot reach a site by name but can reach it by ip
address then you have some kind of dns problem. What did you try to do to 
"thwart the verisign catchall thing"


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