Can resolve using nslookup but not ping on Linux

In my case this was I believe caused by avahi lookups taking priority.

In nsswitch.conf I had:

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

I changed this to:

hosts:          files dns mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

and all was well.

  • rmp

    I don’t think you need the second ‘dns’ in the new line.

  • new299

    Probably not, but it works now. 🙂

  • rmp

    tbh on most servers you shouldn’t need anything other than “files dns”