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    first test - can you ping 66.218.71.198 and get a result that looks like this:
    [chris@kerenski ch4]$ ping yahoo.com
    PING yahoo.com (66.218.71.198) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from w1.rc.vip.scd.yahoo.com (66.218.71.198): icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=285 ms
    64 bytes from w1.rc.vip.scd.yahoo.com (66.218.71.198): icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=274 ms
    64 bytes from w1.rc.vip.scd.yahoo.com (66.218.71.198): icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=264 ms
    if you can, then you're just about there, and it's most probably a DNS issue, if not, then you'll have to tell me more about your network and how you connect to the internet.

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    yep i got what u showed.

    only it didnt show w1.rc.vip.scd.yahoo.com. just the IP
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    then we're just about there.. that IP address that you just pinged is the IP address for Yahoo.com.. and you have just shows that you can get there from your linux box. All you need to do now is help your linux box to translate the name 'yahoo.com' into the IP address... ie running a DNS query. However, your machine can only make a DNS query if it knows what nameserver to send it's query too. The default nameservers are listed in the file /etc/resolv.conf . What do you have in there? Mine looks like this:

    nameserver 195.82.96.40
    nameserver 195.82.96.6
    Those are the primary and secondary nameservers at my ISP - now all you have to do is put in the same data for yours.. Your best bet would be to look in your XP network settings in the TCP/IP section and see what you have entered as the primary and secondary ( and possibly tertiary ) nameservers.. You can have as many as you want in the /etc/resolv.conf, but two is the usual amount...

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    i went to emacs > open file. typed /etc/resolv.conf there's nothing there.

    and on the xp box it has the "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

    i'ma ask my isp for that.

    but what do i do with the resolv.conf deal?
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    you can do a quick check of what's in the resolv.conf by typing
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    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    It should just contain a couple of IP addresses - and that's all - one for each nameserver on your list. It doesn't really matter what nameservers you use, but it's best to use one which is topologically close to you ( which is why you'd be best to look on your ISP's website to see what their pri and sec IP addresses are..) otherwise, just use someone elses - you never know, it might just work

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    i got the dns nameserver

    when i type cat /etc/resolv.conf
    it says search localdomain and nothing else.

    how do i type stuff there?
    do i just type

    nameserver IP
    nameserver 2ndIP

    how do i type =D it says warning. trying to change readonly file.
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    aah yeah - linux/unix has a strong system for file permissions.. and if you want to edit those ones in the /etc directory, you usually have to be logged in as root - so use the 'su' command and enter the root password first..

    then whatever is in that file already, you can delete it , or just comment it out with a pound '#' sign - and then just add two new lines in there like this:

    nameserver 195.82.96.40
    nameserver 195.82.96.6

    but make sure you use the correct IP addresses for your nameservers

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    lol yay! it works. thank god stuff nowdays is noob friendly. now i dont gotta run back and forth looking for tutorial =D

    thanks a lot man
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    excellent. Have fun dude. I'm off to bed now

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    sure will =D thanks again
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