Re: Sarge: name resolution weirdness
So, do I hold the record for "questions debian-user can't answer"?
Happy new year to everyone (who uses the Gregorian calendar--and to the rest
of you, too, just less appropriately).
On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 01:19:23PM -0500, Carl Fink wrote:
> So yesterday my Sarge server couldn't resolve any host names. Restarting
> resolvconf did nothing. Adding new servers to /etc/resolv.conf did nothing,
> even though dig@thoseservers worked fine.
> I finally apt-get removed resolvconf and then rebooted (virtual server via
> Rimuhosting). That worked.
> Except since then I got no mail. Almost all of my mail is forwarded via my
> server (which answers to both finknetwork.com and fink.to) to my account on
> Checking the mail logs on my box showed that panix.com was an "unknown
> service". Uh, what? I could, for instance, ping Panix and it would work. I
> could "dig -t mx panix.com" and be told that I needed mx.panix.com. But
> Postfix, only, couldn't resolve hostnames.
> A bit of investigation showed that /etc/resolv.conf was a broken symbolic
> link to a nonexistent /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf. Why? I removed the
> resolvconf package and rebooted--why would a reassignment like that happen?
> And in any case, how were other programs resolving if resolv.conf was
> Recreating resolv.conf STILL didn't work, even after I restarted Postfix. I
> had to reboot again.
> I HATE rebooting Linux boxes (even virtual ones). Hate it.
> Does anyone have an idea what the heck happened?
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