On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 at 18:16, TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com> wrote: > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Stephen > > John Smoogen > > Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 3:58 PM > > To: CentOS mailing list > > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Mail has quit working > > > > On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 at 14:15, TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com> > > wrote: > > > > > > > > #hosts: db files nisplus nis dns > > > hosts: dns files myhostname > > > > > > > ^^^ that's probably broke also. > > hosts: files dns > > > > That should be it. Putting dns first works if you can guarentee that > > DNS works fine all the time but if your DNS caches that localhost > > doesn't exist then /etc/hosts isn't used. > > > > > aliases: files nisplus > > > > since you are doing email > > > > aliases: files > > > > > > > > -- > > Stephen J Smoogen. > Hello, > > Made those changes and rebooted. No change. Still times out. > OK in that case something is really taking your system for a ride. I would check to see if that 18.104.22.168 is your 'public' ip address with curl -4 icanhazip.com if it is then something from named or some other utility is translating localhost for you. host -v localhost might give you more information on what is giving lookups crazy answers [smooge at linode01 ~]$ host -v localhost Trying "localhost.members.linode.com" Trying "localhost.smoogespace.com" Trying "localhost" ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10855 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;localhost. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: localhost. 10800 IN A 127.0.0.1 Received 55 bytes from 22.214.171.124#53 in 0 ms Trying "localhost" ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 2461 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;localhost. IN MX ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: localhost. 10800 IN SOA localhost. nobody.invalid. 1 3600 1200 604800 10800 -- Stephen J Smoogen.