Debian squeeze (testing) dns problems
I hope there will be some suggestions for this. This is a single-user
box, managed by an amateur (me). This is surprising and baffling; it
makes me suspect I've made some basic error in configuration, but I
can't find it.
My newly installed squeeze has problems with DNS. Specificially, Emacs
gnus and evolution cannot reliably find their respective servers.
If I configure the applications with 'pop-server.triad.rr.com', for
example, they report that they cannot find the server. But if I
configure them with the IP of the server,they work OK.
OTOH iceweasel works fine.
As far as I can tell, nslookup, ping, and host work as expected.
A lenny install on the same hardware works fine.
Things I've already tried:
Configuring applications with IP rather that URL of server. Works
Changing the name-servers in /etc/resolv.conf--makes no difference.
Reinstalling squeeze with a later netinst cd--makes no difference.