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What causes "Could not resolve ... no name for ..." log entries?

asked 2014-11-12 12:48:26 -0500

Joseph Carlos gravatar image

updated 2014-11-12 15:36:26 -0500

I am seeing quite a few lines in my log files on the Puppet CA server like this:

puppet-master[2618]: Could not resolve no name for

At first I thought it was because the address did not have an associated DNS entry, but that is not the case: it does.

What else might be causing these log entries?

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answered 2014-11-13 06:26:40 -0500

rnelson0 gravatar image

While it sounds like you checked for a PTR record for, it is unclear where you performed that check, on the master or another node. Is the master able to resolve the PTR record? It is not uncommon for a master to have different DNS servers than other network nodes, often by accident, that can introduce such issues.

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