local virtual domain not resolving

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  1. sumwoman

    sumwoman New Member


    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.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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

    Did you use the correct domain in your browser?
  3. sumwoman

    sumwoman New Member

    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

    [email protected]:~$ nslookup visionboard.local

    Name: visionboard.local

    [email protected]:~$ 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
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Sat Mar 23 19:56:41 2013
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 95

    [email protected]:/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.
  4. sumwoman

    sumwoman New Member

    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.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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

    sumwoman New Member

    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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