nslookup strangeness

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Tue Dec 20 09:37:11 PST 2005

I was using nslookup because of its convenient syntax to do some stuff. My
workstation communicates via a gateway which also severs as its name server. I
get the following:

*** Can't find server name for address Non-existent host/domain
*** Can't find server name for address ::: No response from server
*** Default servers are not available

However dig works fine as does "regular" use of DNS.

/etc/resolv.conf: nameserver

I started and stopped named and was able to use nslookup for a while.

My question for the list is where I might look to find an indication of the
error. there is nothing in /var/log/messages or all.log. Sockstat shows named
listening on Except for an occasional abnormally long response
using ssh DNS also works normally.

Thanks for any ideas.

Douglas Denault
doug at safeport.com
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