[nSLUG] Problem connecting new installation Firefox to BellAliant FibreOp

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 13:49:00 ADT 2017

Hi Frank,

I would fire up a shell to see what your network connectivity is like.
Commands such as:

sudo ifconfig -a

The first will tell you the status of your network interfaces.  If you only
have loop setup (no eth0 or eno1, for example), then although there is
hardware link, the network card has not been initialized (nor did get an IP
address).  If an interface is there but the IP addr starts with 169.254...,
you may have some router config to do.

The other two commands will try to access a sever i always ping when in
trouble, Dept of Education's mail server.

Hope this provides a good start.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Frank Geitzler <
frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I just installed Ubuntu 17.04 on a Lenovo 7360 with a wired connection to
> my FibreOp router.  When I open Firefox, it advises that the server is not
> found. "Firefox cannot find the server at ..." even when I type in "
> www.bellaliant.net", although when I enter this address on my laptop, it
> is resolved to "aliant.bell.ca".
> The options provided by Firefox for this problem are:
>    - Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead
>    of www.example.com.
>    - If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
>    connection.
>    - If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy,
>    make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the web.
> I compared the network settings in Firefox on the Lenovo to my existing
> laptop settings, and they appear identical.
> The indication on the screen is that there is a cable connection to the
> network (the pair of arrows, one pointing in each direction, on the top
> line of the screen).
> Do I need to configure anything in the router?  I didn't think so, but I
> could be wrong.  How can I check to see if I am protected by a firewall or
> proxy?
> I could call BellAliant support, but the usual response is "What is
> Ubuntu/Linux"?.
> I would appreciate any suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Frank Geitzler
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