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Metallica 09-10-2003 06:05 AM

Traceroute Problem
 
When I tried to run trace route it give me an error "Hostname lookup failure". Why does this happen?
plz help

phoeniXflame 09-10-2003 07:47 AM

what exactly are you trying to trace ? that message would indicate that you wernt able to lookup the hosts ip address, retry the trace using the hosts actual address then if that works, look into why your dns resolution is failing

aqoliveira 09-10-2003 10:07 AM

The prob seems with your nameservers (DNS) are they set correctly and are they working if not then try using the IP addr instead.

chow

Metallica 09-10-2003 10:38 AM

I am not looking up to anything . I just tried to start it but it doesnt start displaying this message.

phoeniXflame 09-11-2003 07:00 AM

so hangon, your trying to execute the traceroute binary without passing it any actual parameters ? not being funny ... but what did you expect ?

man traceroute <-- is your friend


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