centos server 5.8 unable to resolve http

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centos server 5.8 unable to resolve http

Post by nyatia » 2017/10/02 10:27:50


I just installed centos 5.8. I am new to the linux environment.
I am unable to resolve http://mirrorlist.centos.org though i can ping to mirrorlist.centos.org with httpp://

Things that I have already tried:
1. ensured internet is working.
2. I can telnet to port 80.
3. Added iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
4 service iptables restart
5 service httpd start

Please suggest me what else I can try

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Re: centos server 5.8 unable to resolve http

Post by avij » 2017/10/02 10:54:29

You may have missed the news that CentOS 5 is end of life. This means CentOS 5 has been removed from mirrors and it will not get any more updates, ever.

Please consider using either CentOS 6 or CentOS 7.

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Re: centos server 5.8 unable to resolve http

Post by TrevorH » 2017/10/02 15:01:40

Also, 5.8 isn't even the latest unsupported CentOS 5 - that's 5.11. Your best idea is to nuke what you've done now and reinstall using 7.4.
CentOS 6 died in November 2020 - migrate to a new version!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
CentOS 5 is dead, do not use it.
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