strange DNS problem

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Oct 6 04:29:09 PDT 2006

Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> one of my users reporting problem sending e-mail to
> sendmail reports host name lookup failure
> host reports
> [wojtek at chylonia ~]$ host -t mx
> mail is handled by 10
> [wojtek at chylonia ~]$ host -t a
> has address
> has address
> Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> where's a problem? while hostr is able to get IP addresses but then 
> reports servfail?

I don't see that error when I try the same lookups.
host -t a has address has address

I suspect the problem is in your resolver config and/or caches.

Bill Moran

Be calm.


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