After I posted I did start to think about my dns settings and checked my resolv.conf and it looks strange.. in that my other server has the dns of my isp and this one has something else. My other server is running an older version os ubuntu so I wondered if this was normal...then I checked and found I couldn't hit anything outside. Maybe i should manually enter my resolv.conf file? It states not to do that when I read the resolv.conf file...thanks
added note: here is the message within the resolv file:
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
Last edited by happz; 22nd November 2012 at 16:00.
Reason: additional info added