FreeBSD jails, dns and ping

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Mon Feb 5 21:56:22 UTC 2018

On Mon, February 5, 2018 16:38, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:18 PM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions <
> freebsd-questions at> wrote:
>> Can anyone explain what is causing this particular inconsistency?
>> Unbound can resolve the address but ping cannot?
> What is inconsistent about that? Just because something has a valid
> DNS entry doesn't imply it will respond to ping.

What is inconsistent is that ping will not resolve the address but
drill will. The only nameserver defined in /etc/resolv.conf is  We never get to the point of determining if the target
replies to the ping.

> Also pkg uses SRV records, it's been discussed here before.
> happens to be the domain that I used to test whether
or not ping could resolve.  I get the same results irrespective of the
domain used.

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