> I just got connected to my new ISP with ppp. Now I'm getting a
> "Hostname lookup failure" message. My resolv.conf has the domain name
> and primary and secondary dns entries. I can ping the ISP no problem
> but when I try to ftp anywhere else I can't get further than the ISP.
> Stephen Palmer
You need to issolate name resolving and routing problems. Ping to
outside locations using the IP address, for example 188.8.131.52 should
get you to ns1.vh.net. Then use the host command to check you name
serving. If the ping by IP address fail you should investigate routing.
The host command failing would indicate a resolving. In that case the
next level is nslookup or dig.