Evo warning -- could it be connect to NetworkManager ??
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
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
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;pop.broadband.rogers.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
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 184.108.40.206
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
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.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
za.akadns.org. 2901 IN A 220.127.116.11
zb.akadns.org. 2801 IN A 18.104.22.168
zc.akadns.org. 2701 IN A 22.214.171.124
zd.akadns.org. 2501 IN A 126.96.36.199
;; Query time: 1760 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.2#53(192.168.1.2)
;; 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
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