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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 22:13:29 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chuck Robey <chuckr@glue.umd.edu>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@tera.com>
Cc:        kline@tera.com, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: arrrgh, this was working Sunday...
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.960103220824.12408F-100000@mocha.eng.umd.edu>
In-Reply-To: <9601040243.AA03101@tera.com>

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On Wed, 3 Jan 1996, Gary Kline wrote:

> According to Chuck Robey:
> > 
> > On Wed, 3 Jan 1996, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Last Sunday I  managed to auto-retrieve the file cnews.tar.Z
> > > by typing ``make'' in the /cdrom/ports dir.  Now, while trying
> > > to build elm, this happened:
> > > 
> 		[[ ... ]]
> 
> > > 
> > > What did I do?   I remember adding some lines to /etc/sysconfig and
> > > two new sites to /etc/resolv.conf.  When I do a `ps ax' I see
> > > ncftp trying to retrieve the elm tar file...  

[some deletions]
> > > 
> > > Ideas, net gurus???
> 
> 	Hm, well, I can't say that this makes much sense 
> 	[[ the netstat -rn ]].   

Gary, the -rn forces netstat not to try to present the routes as names.  
If your connection to your nameserver is shaky, and you don't give the 
-rn flag, you'll just get a timeout, no data.  Anyhow, using the 4 
nameservers I see in your supplied list, I just did a nslookup on them, 
and 3 out of 4 failed.  If you had a short term failure of all four when 
you had your lookup problem you noted above, well, that would do it.

Maybe you might want to add a reliable backup namerserver to your list?

[all the test data deleted]
> 

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