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    ping / nslookup / host not working


    Hi,

    On a vBulletin forum that I use, the email notifications have been broken for some weeks. The tech guy has gone awol, and so I've volunteered to have a look. I'm not experienced in server administration, but I'm trusted by the site owners as I've been an admin to the forum before.

    I would post up more details, but forum doesn't like URLs as I haven't made 15 posts yet.

    ping domain_name returns unknown host.
    nslookup domain_name returns can't find domain_name: No answer.
    host domain_name has no output.

    I'm thinking the problem must be related to this. Please help!

    Thanks in advance.

    j.

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    What does /etc/resolv.conf have in it?
    Ensure that it points to a DNS server that is working.

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    The 2 nameservers in the /etc/resolv.conf I've used are

    nameserver 212.67.202.2
    nameserver 92.51.159.40

    which are the nameservers for 123-reg.co.uk which I'm managing the domain name from.

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    What hosts are you trying to lookup?
    Are you using FQDN?

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