On Tue 2008-04-22 07:40:38 UTC+1000, andrew clarke ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> I have serveral FreeBSD machines on my home network and was wondering > why Portsnap failed to find any mirrors on some but not others. I had > a look at the /usr/sbin/portsnap script to find out what it is doing. > The command it calls to search for mirrors is: > > host -t srv _http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org > > resulting in: > > ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached > > After a bit of investigating it turns out that on the machines where > it failed, /etc/resolv.conf was configured to use my D-Link DSL-504T > ADSL modem/router's internal nameserver for DNS lookups. Changing > resolv.conf to instead point directly at my ISP's nameservers solved > the problem. Just a short update to this. The DSL-504T runs embedded Linux, using dproxy as a caching name server. So it would as though dproxy does not support SRV record lookups. Interestingly, dproxy isn't in the FreeBSD Ports tree. http://www.dlink.com.au/Products.aspx?Sec=1&Sub1=1&Sub2=2&PID=49 http://dproxy.sourceforge.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRV_record _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"