3791 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2010 6:12 PM by BDAqua
Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...
DNS Servers are a bit like Phone books where you look up a name and it gives you the phone number, in our case, you put in apple.com and it comes back with 126.96.36.199 behind the scenes.
These Servers have been patched to guard against DNS poisoning, and are faster/more reliable than most ISP's DNS Servers.
Before I try that, what will that do? I'm a little confused. And why would I have had no problems with Google until very recently and how would this make it different?
Also, I'm computing from school where I've had to register IP addresses and such to use the built-in ethernet. Will this cause any problems in that regard?
It shouldn't cause any problems, but copy down the ones that are there now so you can out them back if need be.
Or try this instead...
Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.
In Mac OSX versions 10.5.1 and before, the command lookupd -flushcache performed the same task:
If what BD suggests does not work, you can always put the older
original DNS addresses back into their former locations & save.
Where are you located geographically? If you are in or near China,
there may be some disruptions to the Google-related enterprises
in that area since China and Google are having relationship issues.
While some content is being routed to Hong Kong or elsewhere, a
few of the services in the region may be slow to work or fail to do so.
There are articles in tech news, and sometimes, you learn about them
first hand. Hopefully you can resolve the matter or wait it out.
Good luck & happy computing!