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Re: ftp fails first time when using apt-get

Daniel McBrearty wrote:
> this is not an urgent problem, just a minor irritation. But I'd like to know
> what causes it.
> When I do apt-get install for a new package (as root), apt goes to the ftp
> server ... and hangs on address (DNS lookup problem?). I then have to
> quit, do "ftp ftp.debian.nl.org" (or whatver it is) log in and logout (as either
> normal user or root) without doing anything ... after this apt will connect and
> install without any problems.
> Anyone have any idea what is goin on and how I fix it? I guess I have a config
> problem somewhere, but no idea where.
> I seem to have DNS related oddities in my system (eg can ping various sites by
> domain name but ssh needs ip address), this may be related. If so I'd be very
> happy to fix them.
> (This is 2.4.27 kernel sarge - it's been like this since day 1)
> thanks as ever to the techy community out there for the help and free goodies

What DNS server are you using?

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