>From: Derek Ragona <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Check and/or create /etc/nsswitch.conf so you are looking in files and >dns for hosts.
>Check or create /etc/resolv.conf make sure your upsteam DNS servers >are listed in this file along with any local caching DNS servers. Thanks for the suggestion. Those files already exist with valid entries though. In any event, it doesn't seem like a hostname problem as I can nslookup arbitrary hosts and then try and then ping the IP numbers directly which fails for hosts beyond the local subnet. It seems more like a router/gateway network configuration type of problem. I've just discovered that when I ping the gateway's IP address, I get no answer. Now I know the gateway is functioning as every other host on the network can reach the rest of the internet and in fact, I've just successfully ping'd the gateway from the machine where I'm writing this message. So I'm wondering what could cause this or at least some way of approaching the problem. thanks ed _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"