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Old 11-16-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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Wget fails using Mepis v11


Code:
hlw@K-8ne:~/Downloads$ wget -Nc smxi.org/sgfxi
--2011-11-16 01:20:00--  http://smxi.org/sgfxi
Resolving smxi.org... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address "smxi.org"
I get the above when trying to execute wget. Am running Mepis 11, which is based on Debian stable, Squeeze I think. Have another system running Mepis 8.5 based on Lenny that works just fine. BTW, I can get to the site with web browser.

I have tried a few suggestions from the Mepis forums but to no avail.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Last edited by halw; 11-16-2011 at 12:34 AM.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Running Fedora here, FYI.... I ran it just to verify the URL, all looking fine. How is your network connectivity looking on your machine? Can you access that URL from your browser? I would ask more technical questions, but if you can access it via a normal browser, then that would answer a lot actually.... Besides that, seems kind of weird, especially if you don't have any DNS issues. Have you tried it using the IP address of the site?
Code:
wget -Nc 209.197.72.47/sgfxi
 
Old 11-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Network connectivity fine. Wired in some instances.

Haven't tried using ip address to access site. Will do so when I get the opportunity.

Results using ip adress --
Code:
wget -Nc 209.197.72.47/sgfxi
--2011-11-16 18:46:17--  http://209.197.72.47/sgfxi
Connecting to 209.197.72.47:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://techpatterns.com/sgfxi [following]
--2011-11-16 18:46:17--  http://techpatterns.com/sgfxi
Resolving techpatterns.com... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address "techpatterns.com"

Last edited by halw; 11-16-2011 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hmm, weird.... Using that IP address, it worked for me.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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Appears to be an ipv6 issue and since that module is now in the kernel having a devil of a time getting it turned off.

I've tried blacklisting, modifying the ipv6.conf file, including 'ipv6.disable=1' in the kernel options line at boot. Nothing, that I have tried, seems to work.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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Try to use a different dns, like 8.8.8.8

Kind regards
 
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:42 AM   #7
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Code:
inet4-only = on
Added to /etc/wgetrc file to force ipv4 use only.
 
  


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