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I got a strange message from my server today:

["The hostname ( resolves to . It should resolve to Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in zone file for the domain.

Some are all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf being setup incorrectly. Please check this file if you believe everything else is correct.

You may be able to automatically correct this problem by using the 'Add an A entry for your hostname' option under 'Dns Functions' in your Web Host Manager."]

I have not made any changes to the DNS and my hosting company is completely hands off so they cannot help me. I have an A entry as as they recommend. resolv.conf is as it should be as well. Another problem is that my domain, points to another vps I own: What else can I try to get it working?

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There are no A records for vps in the dns settings.

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How did you find that information? – Nulref May 26 '11 at 17:33
There are numerous DNS health check services. All the information has to be public or DNS wouldn't work. – Chris_O May 27 '11 at 1:39

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