I'm new do Fedora and when ever I install the operating systems I am never able to ssh. Whenever I do something like ssh [email]git@github.com[/email] , I get this error Could not resolve hostname github.com: Name or service not known. I'm able to do 'host github.com' and do 'ping github.com' Both respond as you would expect with the ip.

  • Can you please post the output of ssh -v and the full command you are trying to try? – Pratik Amin May 21 '11 at 2:04
  • [anarr@localhost ~]$ ssh -v OpenSSH_5.6p1, OpenSSL 1.0.0d-fips 8 Feb 2011 usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11] [-i identity_file] [-L [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port] [-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port] [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] [user@]hostname [command] – Antarr Byrd May 21 '11 at 2:09
  • [anarr@localhost ~]$ ssh git@github.com ssh: Could not resolve hostname github.com: Name or service not known [anarr@localhost ~]$ – Antarr Byrd May 21 '11 at 2:09
  • can you show us the output of iptables -L? pretty weird if you can ping the hosts (and it responds) but you can't access it.. – boris quiroz May 21 '11 at 4:52
  • Also, can you please post the line from /etc/nsswitch.conf that starts with hosts, plus the current content of /etc/hosts – wolfgangsz May 21 '11 at 10:49

Your ssh may try to resolve IP6 and time out doing this. If you are not using IP6 try disabling IP6 in /etc/ssh/ssh_config by changing AddressFamily from 'any' to 'inet'.

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