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If, after starting system (freshly installed Linux Mint 13), I try to run:

ssh mywebsite.com

it hangs up with "Connection timed out". but when I open the browser and enter mywebsite.com there (or even run ping), ssh suddenly starts working.

The same happens with one program accessing it's api through https. I cannot use it until I access api through the browser.

The same happens with rdp protocol. remmina/rdesktop don't work until i ping specific url.

Maybe it's dns related?

What can i do to debug/fix this issue?

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How does your iptables/firewall look? –  Wing Tang Wong Apr 22 '13 at 18:36
no rules, no firewall. router has nat enabled (no firewall too). i disabled almost everything while trying to debug that. took me 4 days including os reinstall to locate the problem.. –  Pavel K. Apr 22 '13 at 18:51
Mint is off-topic. –  user68186 Apr 22 '13 at 19:00

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Fixed by changing connection type to "Automatic (DHCP) addresses only" and specifying dns servers inside the connection. I suppose issue was with DNS or the router.

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