Netscape Problem

I've just installed Deluxe Linux 6.5 no problem also  configured my modem and my Net conection.When I start Netsape I get:-
'Perhaps there is a problem with your name server? If your site must use a non root name server, you will need to set the $socks_ns enviroment variable to point at that appropriate name server. It may (or may not) be necessary to set this variable, or the socks host preference,to the IP address not the server name.'
I've got to say this means nothing to me can anyone help?
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Since you have a modem, you are probably not befind a proxy, which is what the socks stuff is used for.  
Can you get out to other things on the internet by pinging or telnetting?
You probably don't have the network configured correctly, and this is netscape's way of telling you that it can's find the DNS server.
The nameserver is defined in /etc/resolv.conf  The file should look something like:
Where the dotted quad (all 100s here) should be replaced with your isps DNS server.  give that a try and see where she goes.
Since you have set up your modem & net connection, connect to the net first. After it has connected, launch Netscape and the error should not come.

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I agree with mikegrb.  I just setup redhat and netscape gave same message until i put in the dns address of my isp server in.  Once that was worked fine...even thru a Sygate gateway on a win98 maching....i think you can get to network settings thru linuxconf.
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