Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...
For 10.5/10.6 Network, highlight Interface>Advanced button>DNS tab>little + icon.
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 18.104.22.168 behind the scenes.
These Servers have been patched to guard against DNS poisoning, and are faster/more reliable than most ISP's DNS Servers.
Tons of sites dont't work. Nothing from facebook, youtube, any google sites other than a standard web search. Prettymuch about 50% of the links I click on from a google search either only partially load the page, or report "this web page is not available".
It's really weird though because it's like inconsistant. Yesterday I wasn't even able to access the google homepage at all but today I can do a standard search
For Traceroute I put in www.youtube.com and it says
Traceroute has started…
traceroute: unknown host http://www.youtube.com/
I get a similar message for other sites that don't load in the browser.
I enter the same url for Ping and these are the results
Ping has started…
PING youtube-ui.l.google.com (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=17.368 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=16.433 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=18.139 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=17.170 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=18.076 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=17.356 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=18.478 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=17.636 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=19.164 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=9 ttl=55 time=16.988 ms
--- youtube-ui.l.google.com ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 16.433/17.681/19.164/0.755 ms
And these are the results for Lookup
Lookup has started…
; <<>> DiG 9.6-ESV-R4-P3 <<>> www.youtube.com +multiline +nocomments +nocmd +noquestion +nostats +search
;; global options: +cmd
www.youtube.com. 76828 IN CNAME youtube-ui.l.google.com.
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 18.104.22.168
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 22.214.171.124
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 126.96.36.199
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 188.8.131.52
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 184.108.40.206
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 220.127.116.11
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 18.104.22.168
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 22.214.171.124
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 126.96.36.199
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 188.8.131.52
youtube-ui.l.google.com. 235 IN A 184.108.40.206
google.com. 142241 IN NS ns1.google.com.
google.com. 142241 IN NS ns3.google.com.
google.com. 142241 IN NS ns4.google.com.
google.com. 142241 IN NS ns2.google.com.
ns1.google.com. 78105 IN A 220.127.116.11
ns2.google.com. 78105 IN A 18.104.22.168
ns3.google.com. 79897 IN A 22.214.171.124
ns4.google.com. 79897 IN A 126.96.36.199
Has to be some 3rd party App or Pref Pane...
If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.
Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.
Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...
Oh my god that was it! I don't know how I managed to forget that. I had already deleted everything in preferencepanes that I wasn't using. There were two login items that I think had something to do with peerguardian when I had that installed. I deleted them and rebooted an now everything works! Thank you so much for your help man. I was going crazy.