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sumwoman 22nd March 2013 01:51

local virtual domain not resolving

Successful install according to Perfect Server Debian Squeeze ISPConfig 3
I got as far as setting up a local virtual domain, connected to a database, and got the default welcome page with colored background. I came back later but the local virtual domain was no longer resolving.

Default web page for server http://ns1.vanhost.local is resolving. I can see "It works!".
ISPconfig is working fine.

I've got port forwarding on the router set to the correct local ip address.

What files should I be looking at to resolve the problem? Thanks.

falko 23rd March 2013 19:47

Do you use * or a specific IP for this website in the ISPConfig settings?

Did you use the correct domain in your browser?

sumwoman 24th March 2013 05:34

thanks for your reply
Thanks for your response Falko,

Computer IP is
Please see below, the output of several commands: nslookup, dig and netstat -tap

clover@ns1:~$ nslookup visionboard.local

Name: visionboard.local

clover@ns1:~$ dig visionboard.local

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> visionboard.local
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 41505
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0

;visionboard.local. IN A

visionboard.local. 3600 IN A

visionboard.local. 3600 IN NS ns1.vanhost.local.
visionboard.local. 3600 IN NS ns2.vanhost.local.

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; WHEN: Sat Mar 23 19:56:41 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 95

root@ns1:/home/clover# netstat -tap
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:10024 *:* LISTEN 1534/amavisd (maste
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:10025 *:* LISTEN 2791/master
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 2191/mysqld
tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 1099/portmap
tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN 2552/pure-ftpd (SER
tcp 0 0 ns1.vanhost.loca:domain *:* LISTEN 1576/named
tcp 0 0 localhost.locald:domain *:* LISTEN 1576/named
tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 2570/sshd
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdoma:ipp *:* LISTEN 2051/cupsd
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 2791/master
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdoma:953 *:* LISTEN 1576/named
tcp 0 0 *:39747 *:* LISTEN 1111/rpc.statd
tcp6 0 0 [::]:pop3 [::]:* LISTEN 1927/couriertcpd
tcp6 0 0 [::]:imap2 [::]:* LISTEN 1926/couriertcpd
tcp6 0 0 [::]:http-alt [::]:* LISTEN 1597/apache2
tcp6 0 0 [::]:www [::]:* LISTEN 1597/apache2
tcp6 0 0 [::]:tproxy [::]:* LISTEN 1597/apache2
tcp6 0 0 [::]:ftp [::]:* LISTEN 2552/pure-ftpd (SER
tcp6 0 0 [::]:domain [::]:* LISTEN 1576/named
tcp6 0 0 [::]:ssh [::]:* LISTEN 2570/sshd
tcp6 0 0 ip6-localhost:ipp [::]:* LISTEN 2051/cupsd
tcp6 0 0 [::]:smtp [::]:* LISTEN 2791/master
tcp6 0 0 ip6-localhost:953 [::]:* LISTEN 1576/named
tcp6 0 0 [::]:https [::]:* LISTEN 1597/apache2
tcp6 0 0 [::]:imaps [::]:* LISTEN 1929/couriertcpd
tcp6 0 0 [::]:pop3s [::]:* LISTEN 1930/couriertcpd


The exact same setup on another server is working perfectly.

I can't figure out the error.
Ispconfig is working
phpmyadmin is working

NOTE FROM netstat -tap OUTPUT:
letter l missing from word local.
tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* 2552/pure-ftpd (SER
tcp 0 0 ns1.vanhost.loca:domain *:* 1576/named

Thanks for your time.

sumwoman 27th March 2013 20:13

domain not resolving even after re-install
Hi there again,

I re-installed server according to Perfect Setup debian ispconfig

Everything worked fine. I used ispconfig to set up client, dns, website, database plus user, and ftp user.
All of it was accessible and working.

This morning, I restarted the computer but the local website is not resolving. Everything else is fine.

I guess, some file is automatically updated after reboot and it is giving trouble somewhere at name resolution time.

But this is not happening on the other computer which is has same software setup.

What could be the issue?

Thanks for your time.

falko 28th March 2013 17:48

Please check /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/hosts.

sumwoman 28th March 2013 23:35

changed /etc/hosts file
Hi there again

When I place the third line in the /etc/hosts file local.localdomain localhost serv1.vanhost.local serv1 www.visionboard.local serv1

The local website resolves.
NOTE: During the last re-install, computer and ip number changed a bit.

But I don't have to add anything to /etc/hosts file > in the other computer set up exactly the same way.

var/sys/log had many entries like this
named[1417]: error (network unreachable) resolving ....

What could be the problem?

Thanks for you time.

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