Re: Debian squeeze (testing) dns problems
On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 08:28:15 -0400, Hugh Lawson (email@example.com) wrote:
> 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.
Presumably, the applications you mention as having problems are using
fetchmail to retrieve mail from pop-server.triad.rr.com?
What do you see if you run fetchmail directly from the command line with
fetchmail -vvv ?
(I have just tried this from here with a dummy username and password and
connected successfully with pop-server.triad.rr.com on the POP3 port,
fetchmail: 6.3.9-rc2 querying pop-server.triad.rr.com (protocol POP3) at Fri 08 May 2009 14:18:40 BST: poll started
Trying to connect to 188.8.131.52/110...connected.
fetchmail: POP3< +OK POP3 server ready.
fetchmail: POP3> CAPA
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Capability list follows
fetchmail: POP3< TOP
fetchmail: POP3< USER
fetchmail: POP3< RESP_CODES
fetchmail: POP3< PIPELINING
fetchmail: POP3< EXPIRE NEVER
fetchmail: POP3< UIDL
fetchmail: POP3< .
fetchmail: pop-server.triad.rr.com: opportunistic upgrade to TLS failed, trying to continue.
fetchmail: POP3> USER test
fetchmail: POP3< +OK please send PASS command
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< -ERR invalid user name or password.
Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
Please reply to the list only. Do NOT send copies directly to me.