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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 08:11:32 -0600
From:      Josh Paetzel <>
Cc:        linux quest <>
Subject:   Re: Internet Connection Problem - DNS Related?
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On Wednesday 20 December 2006 03:10, linux quest wrote:
> I am a new user of FreeBSD. I have already installed FreeBSD
> succesfully. However, I am not able to connect to the Internet. I
> have read the ppp manual in FreeBSD (by typing man ppp), but I
> still can't connect to the Internet.
> This is what happened at my prompt ...
> abc# ping
> ping: cannot resolve Host name lookup failure
> Then, I thought perhaps I haven't configure my DNS. So I typed man
> dns, but I can't find the DNS manual, and yes... I know my ISP DNS
> IP address. But I don't know where to configure it in FreeBSD.
> Hope someone can help me. Thanks.

You might want to ensure you have connectivity by trying to ping 
something by IP. ( would work if you don't know an IP 
off the top of your head)

Anyways, to answer your question, nameservers are configured 
in /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx

is the format of the directive in it.


Josh Paetzel

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