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Rabbitmq-server package from ubuntu precise: 2.7.1-0ubuntu4

sudo service rabbitmq-server status and sudo rabbitmqctl status are flip-flopping between running and not running:

ubuntu@juju-cstack-machine-2:~$ sudo service rabbitmq-server status
Status of node 'rabbit@juju-cstack-machine-2' ...
                        {os_mon,"CPO  CXC 138 46","2.2.7"},
                        {sasl,"SASL  CXC 138 11","2.1.10"},
                        {mnesia,"MNESIA  CXC 138 12","4.5"},
                        {stdlib,"ERTS  CXC 138 10","1.17.5"},
                        {kernel,"ERTS  CXC 138 10","2.14.5"}]},
 {erlang_version,"Erlang R14B04 (erts-5.8.5) [source] [64-bit] [rq:1] [async-threads:30] [kernel-poll:true]\n"},
ubuntu@juju-cstack-machine-2:~$ sudo service rabbitmq-server status
Status of node 'rabbit@juju-cstack-machine-2' ...
Error: unable to connect to node 'rabbit@juju-cstack-machine-2': nodedown
- unable to connect to epmd on juju-cstack-machine-2: address
- current node: 'rabbitmqctl13266@juju-cstack-machine-2'
- current node home dir: /var/lib/rabbitmq
- current node cookie hash: KPS29QESrctoFRh8pBlvwg==

I've disabled all the services connecting to it (just one). I can't figure out what I should do to troubleshoot further? Any ideas? The log files are decidedly unhelpful.

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It appears to be some kind of issue with the network and host routing. verifying the hostname and that it was resolvable via the hosts file fixed the problem.

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