Evo warning -- could it be connect to NetworkManager ??

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Jul 12 02:23:50 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 01:52 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Every time I send or receive mail I get a warning message at the
> bottom of my Evolution window telling me "Error while fetching mail".
> and "Host lookup failed:pop.broadband.rogers.com:Name or service not
> known".  In fact, there never seems to really be an error or problem
> fetching mail; it is all there.  The warning goes away after a minute
> of two.
> I have checked my standard logs and can't seem to see anything
> untoward. 

Play around with the dig tool, request the address for that server, see
how fast you get a response.  You might have a crappy DNS server, like
my ISPs always seem to have (so I run my own DNS servers).

[tim at gonzales ~]$ dig pop.broadband.rogers.com

; <<>> DiG 9.5.0-P1 <<>> pop.broadband.rogers.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5974
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 9, ADDITIONAL: 4

;pop.broadband.rogers.com.	IN	A

pop.broadband.rogers.com. 3600	IN	CNAME
pop.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com. 86400 IN CNAME
pop-rog.mail.yahoo.com.	300	IN	CNAME	pop-rog.mail.yahoo2.akadns.net.
pop-rog.mail.yahoo2.akadns.net.	300 IN	A

akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	zc.akadns.org.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	zd.akadns.org.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	eur1.akadns.net.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	use3.akadns.net.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	use4.akadns.net.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	usw2.akadns.net.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	asia9.akadns.net.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	za.akadns.org.
akadns.net.		77259	IN	NS	zb.akadns.org.

za.akadns.org.		2901	IN	A
zb.akadns.org.		2801	IN	A
zc.akadns.org.		2701	IN	A
zd.akadns.org.		2501	IN	A

;; Query time: 1760 msec
;; WHEN: Sat Jul 12 11:51:41 2008
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 410

That took 1.8 seconds to complete, for me.  A bit lengthy, but shouldn't
be too long for a mail client to complain about.

> Could this be another NetworkManager problem ??

Dunno about that.  But programs starting up off-line because they think
you're off-line, when you're really on-line, has been a common complaint
about it.  Though you'd get a different sort of problem with Evolution
than you've detailed.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
read messages from the public lists.

More information about the fedora-list mailing list