Odd problem with DNS and IP change.

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Sun Mar 1 00:38:26 PST 2009

On Saturday 28 February 2009 07:43:13 Andrei Brezan wrote:
> Andrei Brezan wrote:

> > "ping mail.domain.com" it tries to get to the old ip and gets
> > time to live exceeded fro an ip along the route. When i try to ping
> > domain.com it gets all ok as it pings the new ip.

> Disregard my noise. It was a file called hosts in /etc, changed there
> the ip for mail.domain.com and now ping works ok.
> Sorry about that.

As a rule, only use /etc/hosts for hosts that cannot be resolved by DNS (i.e.: 
local network) or NFS hosts that provide critical filesystems (because the 
resolver might not be reachable at /etc/rc.d/mountcritremote time).

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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