proftpd: No address associated with hostname

Jack Stone antennex at
Wed Sep 28 05:55:05 PDT 2005

>From: Mark <admin at>
>To: "'FreeBSD-Questions Questions'" <freebsd-questions at>
>Subject: proftpd: No address associated with hostname
>Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 00:00:30 GMT
>I have been running proftpd for years (FreeBSD 4.11). Today I upgraded to
>1.3.0rc2. And now I get this in my log:
>"getaddrinfo '' error: No address associated with
>Yeah, right. I have googled on this quite a bit; but all I see are lame
>recommendations like to add the hostname to /etc/hosts, or to DNS. As if
>my hostname has not been resolving for years. :) Besides, it was working
>fine with 1.2.9 just a few minutes ago.
>Obviously something changed on the proftpd side. Does anyone here have the

I too wonder why I get this error for the first time and cannot find 
anything in the docs about what to do to eliminate the error message. ProFTP 
seems to work okay, but the error is a mystery and I have not made any host 
name changes.


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