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Hello, I installed backtrack 3 on vmware in windows vista. Vmware made two LAN , one with IP 192.168.0.1 and another with 192.168.179.1 in windows In backtrack, i set the ...
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    connection sharing with windows


    Hello,

    I installed backtrack 3 on vmware in windows vista.

    Vmware made two LAN , one with IP 192.168.0.1 and another with 192.168.179.1 in windows
    In backtrack, i set the static IP to 192.168.0.2

    I connection shared my dial up with the connection 192.168.0.1 in windows
    Pinging from both sides working and i am able to see my website hosted in windows in backtrack, but i am not able to open any website like google.com in backtrack

    Please help me out.

    Thanks in advance

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    No one answered in 50 days, so I can't hurt your thread, eh?

    If backtrack is anything like Slackware, what do you have in /etc/resolv.conf?
    That file should contain your ISP's DNS servers, or some other ones.

    What do you get when you issue ping www dot google dot com in a terminal?
    (Change the word dot to a . -- silly board thinks it's an URI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingdao
    No one answered in 50 days, so I can't hurt your thread, eh?
    I wonder if the OP is going to read this, or perhaps found a solution under his own power by now

    But in theoretical terms, I thought this was a VMware related problem. Not my cup of tea. But now that you mention /etc/resolv.conf, yeah, it may very well be that the problem is the statically defined IP address.

    With DHCP you get your IP address | subnet | gateway | DNS automagically (although once you've configured a DHCP server, there is nothing magic about it). If you just assign an IP to an interface, there's a lot the machine doesn't know. For it's subnet it falls back to a sane default, but what's it's gateway, what are it's DNS resolvers? If you don't set these manually, you'd get the behavior described by the OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by mingdao
    What do you get when you issue ping www dot google dot com in a terminal?
    Unknown host?
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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