Fetch unable to resolve.

Danny Pansters danny at ricin.com
Wed Feb 25 16:18:44 PST 2004

On Thursday 26 February 2004 01:11, X-Istence wrote:
> Hello,
> I am having problems with fetch and ftp, being unable to resolve any DNS
> related matters. Like hostnames and stuff.
> However, nslookup, dig, and those tools still work just fine, i am
> wondering what the problem could be. See output below.
> If you need any other info, please let me know, the owner is thinking of
> having it reinstalled by the data center, but i would like to get to the
> bottom of this.
> Sequence of event in the last 4 days:
> 1. tinydns installed, setup, and totally ready
> 2. tinydns data copied to a  new server, deamontools, tinydns and its
> stuff uninstalled
> 3. Nothing done for a day or two

You also killed any tinydns/supervise processes?

> 4. Login to setup a mail server, fetch is unable to retrieve ports
> 5. Try to trouble shoot
> 6. No means available to get it to work, and here i am.


So, are you perhaps still using your localhost or your box' IP (former) host 
to resolve?, e.g. what's in /etc/resolv/conf? I reckon it should use some 
upstream (your other?) nameserver now.


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