Last night before this morning, I was browsing fine
with kde's konqueror. I don't remember doing anything
about my system rather than dialing through ppp. This
morning, when I ppp to dial into internet... my
external modem established a successful
connection(because I can see the LED's are lightened
up the way I usually see it).
But when I launch the konqueror and typed something in the address bar and hit enter, it says <Unknown Host>
Next, I tried browsing through Links in my shell
but it still says Unknown Host. I even rebooted my
machine and tried dialing again.. but still says
<unknown host> whichever browser I use.
I've tried to ping 127.0.0.1 and it replied. I've tried to ping http://www.google.com but it says there was an error.
Does the error looks like that: ping: cannot resolve www.google.de: Unknown host
I've type ifconfig in the shell and it returned something like 198.0.2...---->198.3.4...(just an example) at the bottom which indicates that I have a successful connection with my isp and they have provided me with a public ip address.
I'm sending this email to you from Windows and I'm pretty sure that my external modem is working fine.
Question: Do you have any idea what could have happened with my pc? I honestly think that I've been hacked and I am being denied of service. Now, I only have one thing in my mind... to back up my files and reformat my freebsd partition.
It could be a DNS issue. Can you try to ping 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168?
If you get a reply, try to enter them into your browser.
If that works, try to get the DNS server address under windows and enter it in /etc/resolv.conf
If you know something better than formatting my pc, please tell me where should I begin...
One last thing... Other than those of recovered vi sessions, I can read some unusual mails about system occurances etc.. when I logged in as a root(but I dont know what they really mean) Looking forward to your kindness, -jay :=(
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