DNS problems with telnet/ftp/whois

Richard Smith rdls at satamatics.com
Mon Aug 6 22:50:28 BST 2001


On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 10:31:06PM +0100, Dan Sloane wrote:
> I'm having a problem with DNS lookups running on my 4.3-STABLE build with
> bind 8.2.3....
>
[snip]
>
> However, when I try to use telnet, ftp or whois on the FreeBSD terminal I
> always get error messages like:
> 
>     cuthbert# ftp dsftp.dial.pipex.com
>     ftp: dsftp.dial.pipex.com: Non-recoverable failure in name resolution
>
[snip]
> 
> My host.conf is:
> 
>     # host.conf for cuthbert.lockside-court.co.uk
>     # dms / 07.02.2001
>     #
> 
>     order hosts,bind

That's new, I just use:

	# $FreeBSD: src/etc/host.conf,v 1.6 1999/08/27 23:23:41 peter Exp $
	# First try the /etc/hosts file
	hosts
	# Now try the nameserver next.
	bind
	# If you have YP/NIS configured, uncomment the next line
	# nis

Rich.

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Richard Smith
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Satamatics Ltd
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