[Techtalk] ssh and name resolution

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 15:02:54 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Maria McKinley <maria at shadlen.org> wrote:
> Gayathri Swaminathan wrote:
>>> Hey Maria:
>>> Seems to work for me ( see output below )
>>> Is your reverse DNS well?
>>> <snip>
> It is definitely a problem with this particular machine. Other machines
> work just fine sshing to this and other hosts. This machine cannot ssh
> to any other machine, although they all resolve just fine using dig,
> host, ping, etc. I think it has to be an ssh problem, but the ssh
> configs are the same as on my other machines. I am going to check to see
> if ssh is a different version from my other machines. But now the
> machine seems to be down entirely, so that will have to wait until I go
> into work tomorrow.

While you're at it, compare what's in /etc/resolv.conf and
/etc/nsswitch.conf, might be a weird resolver config problem.


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