I just installed CentOs 6.3 on a server to be installed in a data center, but cannot get name resolution / curl to work.
I know this is because of it trying to use ipv6, since
ping google.com works,
curl -4 google.com works, but not
I removed the ipv6 adress from the interface and it does not change anything.
This is very problematic since most system tools like
yum fail at name resolution currently. Browsers like Firefox work because they might be using another tool for name resolution than the one use by
I managed to fix this on workstations by completely disabling ipv6 following tutorials like this one / hardcoding name resolution in
/etc/hosts. But since I am here configuring a server which will be later installed in a remote data center, I would like not to mess up, understand what is going on and fix it properly. Besides, I will face the same issue with more servers to come so I would really appreciate your help in understanding this problem and how to solve it.
I would be happy to provide more information if needed to help understand what is going on.
The current network configuration is a small enterprise network, with a DNS server (let's call it A) configured once a long time ago.
dig google.com and
dig -4 google.com are both refused by the A DNS. But this is also true for my workstation on which
curl is working (and yes they both use the same A DNS server).
Indeed this faulty server and my workstation have multiple nameservers in
/etc/resolv.conf, and the second one is working fine for both of them, so if I remove A from my
resolv.conf everything works fine!