I am getting following errors repeatedly upon using apt-get update command :

Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease
Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie Release.gpg                      
  Something wicked happened resolving 'mirrordirector.raspbian.

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

My ifconfig -a

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:3c:ec:b2  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::a461:6091:3581:5c28/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:35003 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:33508 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3989394 (3.8 MiB)  TX bytes:29154542 (27.8 MiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:30157 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:30157 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:29171892 (27.8 MiB)  TX bytes:29171892 (27.8 MiB)

My route -n

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface         UG    202    0        0 eth0   U     202    0        0 eth0

My sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

 #interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

 #Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
 #For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

 #Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet manual

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

allow-hotplug wlan1
iface wlan1 inet manual

My sudo nano /etc/sources.list is empty

My sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf

# Generated by resolvconf
domain cob.apac.bosch.com

I also could not access my internet through raspbian browser

  • can you ping mirrordirector.raspbian.org or even google.com? if neither of those work but ping does then its the DNS. That IP address is what I get for pinging google.com. Google's free DNS servers are and
    – rob
    Mar 18, 2016 at 21:06

1 Answer 1


Your domain name cob.apac.bosch.com makes me almost certain you're behind a corporate firewall with no internet access, which is the reason for the errors you're seeing.

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