Can't ping external hosts

  • Posted August 18, 2014

I created droplet with Ubuntu 14.04. I can’t ping external hosts from my console. Command “ping” returns text “unknown host” Also can’t connect from external computer through ssh. It seems like my droplet is closed fro external connects. Please, advise what to do.


Changing /etc/resolv.conf from:



nameserver nameserver

worked for me.

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Same here. Arch droplet. $ ping -c 4 ping: unknown host

I am having this same issue on my Arch droplet (which has been running for months before experiencing this problem). Any resolution on this?

Same here, can’t even nslookup. Just created the droplet a few minutes ago but resolv.conf and ifconfig look fine.

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