aoa! when i ping to 192.168.0.1 which is the DNS it responds perfectly but when i ping to any other host for e.g ping www.google.com it says unknown host. My ip is 192.168.0.104 on a LAN what solution can anyone advise. The Konqueror i.e the Browser runs perfectly when i configure its proxy accordingly.The /etc/resolv.conf shows "search workgroup nameserver 192.168.0.1" when i run iptables -L it shows "Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination" i have used static ip setting in the netconfig and the DHCP is not supported on the server.how can we run internet using the console with static ip settings? The /etc/host.conf shows "order hosts, bind multi off" and the /etc/hosts.allow shows "# # hosts.allow This file describes the names of the hosts which are # allowed to use the local INET services, as decided by # the '/usr/sbin/tcpd' server. # # Version: @(#)/etc/hosts.allow 1.00 05/28/93 # # Author: Fred N. van Kempen, <email@example.com # # # End of hosts.allow." waiting for ur response.