Re: squeeze, dns, fetchmail error
On Wed, 6 May 2009, Hugh Lawson wrote:
How to troubleshoot this error? I've done hours of googling but can't
find anything that helps.
fetchmail: couldn't find canonical DNS name of pop-server.triad.rr.com
(pop-server.triad.rr.com): Name or service not known
fetchmail: Query status=11 (DNS)
If I replace "pop-server.triad.rr.com" with the IP in .fetchmailrc, then
fetchmail works fine, and very fast. ping and nslookup get the dns done
Here is my ~/.fetchmailrc:
# IP is 188.8.131.52
poll pop-server.triad.rr.com proto pop3 auth password
user "hlawson" password "PASSWD"
Something very similar happens with emacs gnus in relation to its news
server. This is a squeeze trial install. My regular Debian is lenny,
and it works fine.
Is all the DNS servers in the resolv.conf correctly reporing the name
resolution ? If no can you remove all but one of the DNS entries in the
resolv.conf and check if fetchmail works !
You can install strace and check what is exactly happening (you can see
the connect command and then who is replying that the DNS resoltion failed
etc., ... )
For some reason, squeeze puts the ethernet interface on eth0, while in
lenny it's eth1.
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