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Re: [SLE] SuSE 7.2 and fetchmail: error cannot find caninical server
  • From: "Konstantin (Kastus) Shchuka" <kastus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:45:35 -0700
  • Message-id: <20010828094535.A29354@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 10:22:05AM +0200, Frans van Elsacker wrote:
> This error message occurs when we do the following steps:
> 1. ping to the SuSE server results in error: host unknown
> 2. ping once again results in successfull connection to the SuSE server
> 3. running fetchmail immediately after a successfull ping results in no errors
> 4. but sometimes without pinging, fetchmail results in the error 'cannot find
> canonical server'
>
> Thus, we believe that route is OK but that something else is wrong. Does anyone
> have a tip or solution please ?

Looks pretty much like name resolution problem. Did you try using
IP address in stead of host name in fetchmail? If it works,
it definitely points to DNS problem. Then look at your /etc/resolv.conf,
try to use different name server.

HTH, -Kastus

> Many thanks in advance,
> Frans

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