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Old 02-23-2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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"getaddrinfo failed: Temporary failure in name resolution"

I'll admit right off that DNS stuff is my weakest area in computing...

With that said, I keep getting this error in PHP:

"Warning: getimagesize() [function.getimagesize]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Temporary failure in name resolution"

I know this has something to do with my DNS and is really not PHP's problem, but I just don't know where to look to trouble-shoot the problem. So far if I do a


It resolves just fine, and if I do a


it resolves just fine as well. This error in PHP is the only place on my box where anything looks screwy with DNS.

Also, just in case you are wandering, I did restart apache (which means PHP too since it's loaded as a mod.)

Thanks so much for any help with this problem!
Old 02-23-2005, 09:12 PM   #2
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Two things -- What does Apache think your box's name is, and is it able to resolve it.

Also, why is it doing a host lookup to get the size of an image?
Old 02-24-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply:

Do you mean what is the ServerName in the VirtualHost directive? or a global ServerName? I don't have a global ServerName present, so Apache should be calling the "gethostname" function to get the name which when I type "hostname" at the command prompt, I get the correct name, but it is still set correctly in the VertualHost directive... so I am still stuck.

Also, to answer your second question, I am accessing the image with a URL instead of an absolute path, so that's why it needs to resolve.

Thanks for any more help!
Old 03-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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Still trying to figure this one out...


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