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Hi I'm completely new to linux and try to configure my Ubuntu 16.04 server. I managed to ssh to the server using public keys yesterday and installed some packages like zsh,... on my server but today all apt-get commands fail with error "unable to locate package" and even pings fail with error "ping: unknown host google.com"

TRACEROUTE package is not installed and as I said before apt-get isn't able to locate the packages

the ifconfig output:

ifconfig ens32 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:03:b0:75
inet addr:5.196.176.8 Bcast:5.196.176.8 Mask:255.255.255.255 inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fe03:b075/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:213276 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:2739 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:13111345 (13.1 MB) TX bytes:286687 (286.6 KB) lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:22952 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:22952 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 RX bytes:1702464 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:1702464 (1.7 MB)

  • Can you show the output of a traceroute 8.8.8.8 and an ifconfig? – The Pizza Overlord Jul 27 '17 at 10:26
  • For consistency, can you please format those results correctly and add them to the question you asked, as well as the traceroute results requested? – The Pizza Overlord Jul 27 '17 at 10:43
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I finally figured out that somehow after each reboot nameserver line in resolve.conf is getting erased. and adding the namesaver back fixed my problem.

  • Add dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 to your configuration in /etc/network/interfaces if you're using that to configure. Don't just drop things into the /etc/resolv.conf file as that has a tendency to be overwritten at times. – Thomas Ward Jul 27 '17 at 12:19
  • Maybe you should post your network settings. Your network mask of 255.255.255.255 and same IP and broadcast already look a bit weird. Sure you have a gateway set up? – CatMan Jul 27 '17 at 19:29

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