Linux brower problem

Question

i have redhat linux-7 installed .

i have a problem with my system. after connecting to net ,netscape(any net software) does not open any site.

on opening any site netscape shows the message--------

THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR SERVER NAME . IF YOUR SITE MUST USE A NON-ROOT NAME SERVER, YOU WILL NEED TO SET THE $SOCKS_NS ENVIORMENT VARIABLE TO A POINT AT THE APPROPRIATE SERVERNAME. IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO SET THIS VARIABLE, OR THE SOCKS , HOST PREFRENCE, TO THE IP ADDRESS OF THE HOST IN QUESTION RATHER THAN ITS NAME.

CONSULT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTER.

yahoo messenger also doesnot connect me to its server.showing server not found.

no net utility connnect to net.

plz help me out.

thank you.

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This question was answered on June 26, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Thank you for using computer problems Your question was:

i have redhat linux-7 installed .

i have a problem with my system after connecting to net ,netscape(any net software) does not open any site.

on opening any site netscape shows the message--------

THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR SERVER NAME IF YOUR SITE MUST USE A NON-ROOT NAME SERVER, YOU WILL NEED TO SET THE $SOCKS_NS ENVIORMENT VARIABLE TO A POINT AT THE APPROPRIATE SERVERNAME IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO SET THIS VARIABLE, OR THE SOCKS , HOST PREFRENCE, TO THE IP ADDRESS OF THE HOST IN QUESTION RATHER THAN ITS NAME.

CONSULT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTER.

yahoo messenger also doesnot connect me to its server.showing server not found.

no net utility connnect to net.

I found a website that explans your problem You can also go to google.com and type in $SOCKS_NS ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE then click on search and several other sites come up for your problem this seems to a big problem for people running linux and using netscape The website is http://www.bm-soft.com/~bm/archives/199906/msg00053.html

Good luck

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Posted by David of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 26, 2001