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Use IP number instead of name?
Authored by: redfreda on Jun 29, '01 10:56:15AM

I tried all the suggestions and none worked for me. I was getting the same error as Darryl when trying to ssh to a BSD box. So I tried the server's IP number and that worked. Does anyone know why?

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Use IP number instead of name?
Authored by: David Baker on Jun 29, '01 03:33:18PM

This is what I see as well: names do not work for SSH, IP addresses do work. Ping always works.

But to further complicate it: I have this problem at home over wireless on my Airport NAT'ed DSL connection, but NOT on my work ethernet (NAT'd through a Linux firewall). I also cannot send mail (mail -v at the shell) when I have this problem. I've noticed some DNS errors: one of these must be related, right?
Jun 29 00:50:25 clam lookupd[360]: _lookup_all(query) failed
Jun 29 00:50:53 clam lookupd[360]: DNSAgent: dns_send_query_server - timeout for
Jun 29 00:51:13 clam lookupd[360]: DNSAgent: dns_fqdn_query_server - query failed for
Jun 29 00:55:47 clam lookupd[360]: DNSAgent: dns_read_reply - wrong XID in reply (expected 59191 got 23890)

And somehow, sometime, some other app that I run is able to resolve the name to address and it must be cached because at some point, this problem goes away.

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