I got a strange message from my server today:

["The hostname (vps.listgiants.com) 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, listgiants.com 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 listgiants.com dns settings.

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  • How did you find that information? Commented May 26, 2011 at 17:33
  • There are numerous DNS health check services. All the information has to be public or DNS wouldn't work.
    – Chris_O
    Commented May 27, 2011 at 1:39

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