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Old 10-31-2003, 08:48 PM   #1
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ERROR: Failed to lookup IP address for (domain name)


I've been trying to update Webmin and I get this error:

Failed to lookup IP address for wwwDOTwebminDOTcom

A google search for that turns up one hit in french. A search for "Failed to lookup IP address for" turns up about a hundred different problems, so I'm guessing this is maybe a more generic problem with my network configuration on the server?

Anyone have a remedy for this one?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:00 AM   #2
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looks like a dns error. can you visit other websites ?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:17 AM   #3
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umm...you know...THAT is a good question. I've been doing everything remotely with Webmin. Let me check on that when I get home...
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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put valid nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf and make sure that DNS is not blocked by a firewall.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:57 PM   #5
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Yep. That was it. Still can't upgrade WebMin, but at least the DNS issue is resolved. Thanks!
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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what's the error now?

maybe a problem with /etc/hosts

add your ip and hostname
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:47 AM   #7
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I was having the same problem. I logged into the server, tried host www.webmin.com worked fine. /etc/resolv.conf was corretly pointing at good DNS servers (my Host's). Same problem through webmin interface. I updated my /etc/hosts file. Still the same problem.

Then I simply started BIND. It had not been running. As I said, my hosting company was doing DNS for me. I started BIND and *poof* it worked. Maybe that will help someone. Turn on BIND w/ WebMin and it might help.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:27 PM   #8
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That would indicate 127.0.0.1 or one of your other ip addresses in /etc/resolv.conf.


I say that because even if I run bind my machine will not use it to resolve any addresses unless I set it as the nameserver .


It is strange. Can you confirm your resolv.conf file?
 
  


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