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Re: firefox is not working in FC5



Jerin Jacob K wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 13:20 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> In Konqueror i am able browse  it is connect through wireless lan
> point . 
> 

Firefox has a nasty habit of querying DNS using TCP, instead of UDP.
Therefore, it requires a DNS Server that allows clients to query it
using TCP. Some routers and modems do not allow DNS queries over TCP,
simply because it isn't standard (In DNS, TCP is used for zone
transfers, and UDP is used for querying).

You can determine if this is the case, by obtaining the DNS servers that
your system has in /etc/resolv.conf, and executing the following commands:

dig @<dns-server> +tcp www.google.com (which should fail, if the router
is not able to handle DNS queries over TCP)

and

dig @<dns-server> +notcp www.google.com (which should complete anyway)

If your router appears not to be able to handle DNS queries over TCP,
edit your /etc/resolv.conf to include some nameservers that do (for
example, your own DNS server with the router as one of its forwarders,
or the DNS servers that your router has listed as forwarders).

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,

-kanarip

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