[techtalk] Newbie question

SallyCalich at aol.com SallyCalich at aol.com
Mon Jan 24 17:29:37 EST 2000

Hi All;

I'm a linux newbie and have been lurking on this list for a little while.
Hope I don't sound too ignorant.
I have installed and been running Caldera's Open Linux 2.3.
It's been quite the learning experience, but I've managed to get to the point 
where I'd like to use the Netscape browser.
I connect successfully to my ISP using kppp but whenever I try to do anything 
with Netscape I can't get a name resolution.

>Here's the error message: 
>--- Warning: the following hosts are unknown: 
> home.netscape.com 
>home6.netscape.com internic.net 
>This means that some or all hosts will be unreachable.
> Perhaps there is a problem with your name server?
>If your site must use a non-root name server, you will need to set the 
$SOCKS_NS >environment variable to point at the appropriate name server. 
>It may (or may not) be necessary to set this variable, or the SOCKS host 
>preference, to the IP address of the host in question rather than its name 

I get the same problem as a user or root.
I've been searching on-line and through the Complete Linux Reference v3 and 
I' m
The reference  quide seems to say I need a domain name server and refers to 
BIND name server daemon called named in the /etc directory. I don't seem to 
have that file.

Am I barking up the wrong tree?
Any sugesstions would be appreciated.

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