My MIAB is hosted on OVH and I keep getting various errors on my
System Status Checks page, that are false alarms after I checked against 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
Errors such as domains not resolving etc which seems to point towards a DNS lookup issue. Is there a way to set an alternative DNS for MIAB?
I’m still facing the same errors on
System Status Checks.
For whatever reason, running
sudo mailinabox made the errors go away for about 10 mins, I think it was a fluke, the real cause still seems to be the DNS that MIAB is querying against.
It was finally solved after I changed my DNS.
It seems the only way to change DNS was to install
resolvconf. Please let me know if there is an easier way to change the default DNS server that the OS uses.
Well, I wouldn’t consider pointing to their own DNS as a “tweak”. However, it is a problem because of the poor performance of their DNS.
But after troubleshooting, my actual problem is the OS does not have a direct method to re-point my DNS.
I was being polite I can understand your frustration. I’ve come across a similar issue, different cause. (If you’re still running a more-or-less standard Ubuntu) you might be able to fix things by:
/etc/resolv.conf There are lots of options but it normally just contains the address of a useful DNS server, any server that works for you should be fine, like:
- then restart
hmm, I wanted to do it without
resolv since it is an additional installation
I’ve never needed to install
resolv - my (pretty much vanilla) MIAB is running
named, and that seems to use
Thanks, the answer I needed was
resolv.conf, it points to
127.0.0.1, I guess that is what made it go for the DHCP’s default DNS.
But upon running
sudo mailinabox, it makes
resolve.conf go back to