DNS resolves... but doesn't....

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 10 22:56:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06:08AM -0800, Tyler Aviss wrote:
> Here's a weird one.
> I'm setting up a new box, and I know I must have messed something up
> along the way, but for the life of me I can't figure out what.
> My /etc/resolv.conf is correct
> I'm not running bind or nscd
> I've blacklisted IPV6
> When I do a "ping" or a "dig"... my DNS happily resolves properly:
> $ ping download.virtualbox.org
> PING dlc.sun.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> $ ping volatile.debian.org
> PING volatile.debian.org ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> However, any other commands (Iinks, wget, apt-get, scp, ssh) can't
> seem to resolve DNS:
> W: Failed to fetch
> http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile/dists/lenny/volatile/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_CA.bz2
>  Could not resolve 'volatile.debian.org'
> W: Failed to fetch
> http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/lenny/Release.gpg
>  Could not resolve 'download.virtualbox.org'
> Anyone know what might be up with this?

proxy configured somewhere?

Len Sorensen
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