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Re: ssh: localhost: Temporary failure in name resolution



on Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 10:41:05AM +0100, Andre Berger (uzscd5@uni-bonn.de) wrote:
> kmself@ix.netcom.com writes:
> 
> > on Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 12:36:17AM +0100, Andre Berger (uzscd5@uni-bonn.de) wrote:
> > > I get "ssh: localhost: Temporary failure in name resolution" with
> > > 
> > > ssh_1%3a2.2.0p1-1.1progeny1_i386.deb
> > > ssh-askpass-gnome_1%3a2.2.0p1-1.1progeny1_i386.deb
> > > 
> > > but I can ping localhost, and I can still access other machines with
> > > ssh. Any ideas? I've just upgraded from potato and its ssh.
> > 
> > Possibly reverse-DNS lookup from the sshd server -- check your logs.  Is
> > your DNS server (named) running, if you are using local DNS?  I've had
> > issues with servers failing to restart during/after recent updates, tend
> > to go through them by hand or script these days.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
> >  Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc.                      http://www.zelerate.org
> >   What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?      There is no K5 cabal
> >    http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/        http://www.kuro5hin.org
> 
> It's a dial-up machine, DNS assigned for each PPP connection. As soon
> as I am connected to my ISP, everything works. Which logs am I
> supposed to check?  /var/log/{auth.log,messages,syslog} don't tell
> much, just that key generation was successful.

Shit, I don't know, I just roll into /var/logs, do an 'ls -t | head
-<number>' to see what's reporting current activity, and grep for the
daemon I'm looking for.  Usually /var/log/daemon.

You're looking for any sshd refused connect errors.  If you're not
seeing these messages, you're not even getting there.

Other thing to try is 'ssh -v host' -- this will give verbose output on
the status of the connection, allowing you to troubleshoot from the
client end.

-- 
Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc.                      http://www.zelerate.org
  What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?      There is no K5 cabal
   http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/        http://www.kuro5hin.org

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