This open has begun baffling me, it happens to me at random times in very odd situations.
I cannot connect to google services (google.com, goo.gl, gmail.com, blogspot.com, etc) randomly from my opensuse laptop. From the command line, when this happens, I can ping the same service. If I attempt to download anything over HTTP from a google site it fails. This doesn’t just happen in firefox or chrome, but also when downloading a package from google or just doing a wget.
It only seems to impact google, though it kind of shows how dependent I am on google. When this does happen, if I reconnect to my wireless it works again. My wireless has two SSIDs, regular and guest access. The act of reconnecting seems to force a reload of DNS entries in the system.
I would first begin to suspect the underlying internet connection. However, I can run a guest OS on top of opensuse and it is able to connect fine, even when opensuse attempts to connect and fails. I verified that the proxy settings are cleared out.
Any ideas? Troubleshooting ideas maybe?
have you tried disabling IPv6?
Two more ideas: check your dns-settings (in case you customized them) and ask your provider about that (I had the same error once, most sites where fine, only a few ones refused being loaded although pinging them worked fine - the cause was a crashed server from my ISP).
This may not be related at all, but I could go everywhere but Google a few days ago. After deleting all google cookies the problem was gone.
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 17:26:01 +0000, gropiuskalle wrote:
> Two more ideas: check your dns-settings (in case you customized them)
> and ask your provider about that (I had the same error once, most sites
> where fine, only a few ones refused being loaded although pinging them
> worked fine - the cause was a crashed server from my ISP).
It sounds a lot to me like a DNS problem - I occasionally have problems
with my ISP’s DNS server connecting to all sorts of sites.
Thing I’d be inclined to try is opening a console and doing:
(or whatever site it is that’s having problems)
And see what the response is. With some setups, DNS performs ‘negative
caching’, ie, a ‘not found’ website is cached locally and the lookup
fails until the negative cache times out.
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i’ll have to try the dig option next time it happens. i have a feeling that’s the cause, simply based on how it seems to happen and the fact that guest OS’s have no problem.
i can rule out provider issues - since it doesn’t happen in a VM that runs on here as well (even when the VM is running and able to connect to google, but the linux side cannot; and other machines on the network can also connect to google). i can also rule out cookie issues, firefox always runs private; all cookies cleared when browser exits; and the fact that a wget fails as well. i don’t have any custom DNS settings, so it’s not likely the problem. i’m really not sure what ipv6 has to do with this.