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Trying to access google.com or youtube.com in ANY browser (FF, chrome, ephiphany, w3m) does not work ("could not find www.google.com"). I can ping both services with no problem. Are there DNS problems again?

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Have you tried restarting network manager? Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo service network-manager restart
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If you ping by domain name and it is successful it is not DNS.

Try to wget the front page of google com:

wget http://google.com/

If you are able to successfully download the index.html page, you may have a browser issue.

Try to check the following:

  • Proxy settings
  • AD blocker settings (if any), or disable AD blocking

(Remark: corporate policies used to block entertainment sites during business hours...)

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Both google.com and youtube.com are blocked by system administrator. Contact him.

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