can ping but can't surf the web

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 enterpr...
May 5, 2010 at 15:51:44
Specs: Linux i686
Hi all,

If I ping a hostname it gets translated to IP and it answers. If I nslookup a hostname it gets resolved well.

But when I try to update the antivirus, surf the web with IE or Opera they don't work at all.

This server was infected with Conficker and cleaned. Any idea of what could be broken and how to fix it?


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May 5, 2010 at 16:00:40
what happens when you do a tracert to an internet host name like

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May 5, 2010 at 16:55:45
Probably won't work if you can ping, but you can try repairing your TCP/IP stack

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May 5, 2010 at 17:02:01
You may also check, whether you removed the Conficker completely and the permissions are set correctly.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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May 6, 2010 at 08:50:19
Thanks a lot for your suggestions, I'll put my hands on that server next saturday. Then I'll come back and tell you how it went. Cheers.

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May 6, 2010 at 10:41:23
ping uses icmp as does tracert. Since ping works so will tracert. Conflicker doesn't affect the tcp/ip stack or the nic since it wants networking available so it can get updates.

orco post the results of an ipconfig /all for review. I suspect you don't have the servers dns server forwarding internet name resolution requests properly.

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May 6, 2010 at 12:24:27
Well, the Windows 2003 server is the DNS of the network. And guess what... all machines on the net can surf... except the server! A week ago I tried adding 2 forwarders ( but I got no result.

nslookup does resolve hostnames... is the tcp/ip stack (or part of it) used by applications different than the one used by the operating system?


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May 6, 2010 at 12:27:25
Once again... post the result of an ipconfig /all from the server. Might as well include one from a workstation for comparison.

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