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Re: fetch: connection to upstream server fails

Tobias Reckhard (jester) wrote:
> Have you tried a traceroute to the IP address as well as the symbolic name?

localhost:/root # /usr/sbin/traceroute frankfurt.netsurf.de
traceroute to frankfurt.netsurf.de (, 30 hops max,
40 byte packets
 1  cliff.frankfurt.netsurf.de (  21.185 ms  21.095
ms  40.382 ms
 2  beach.frankfurt.netsurf.de (  21.755 ms  21.814
ms  22.021 ms

> And with what system did you write your email? Outlook is a Win95
> application, isn't it, so you shouldn't have been able to write it on the
> Linux system. Your Linux network configuration could therefore be wrong.

Look in my mail-header: 
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.08 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.0.36 i586)

> Have you tried to ping the news server?

localhost:/root # ping news.frankfurt.netsurf.de
PING news.frankfurt.netsurf.de ( 56 data bytes
ping: sendto: Network is unreachable  

localhost:/root # ping frankfurt.netsurf.de
PING frankfurt.netsurf.de ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=254 time=34.3 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=254 time=30.9 ms  

>From the traceroute and ping output you can see that my network
configuration works as far as connect to ISP and resolving is the

As Cornelius pointed out in his mail the newsserver is working
too. So there is something in my configuration which doesn't let
me connect to everything else but the newsserver.


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