I have the following setup:

[ LXC Container running Debian ] <--> virbr0 <--> [Fedora 24 host]

DNS resolve works for every single domain I've tried to so far from the host and from the container. Except "github.com" and any of it's IP addresses (I get a Destination Host Unreachable error).

Again...only for github.com (but also pinging the IP directly). The container has the following /etc/resolv.conf:


Which is the host. Which is able to both resolve and ping github.com. So does anyone have an idea what might be going on here? Because this is causing the software installed in the container (nextcloud) to not work properly anymore. (Also, this behaviour happens from all my LXC containers).

  • Does the host run a nameserver? – pkhamre Dec 22 '16 at 14:22
  • No, there is a central nameserver on the network. So the host only has "nameserver" in it's resolv.conf. – AreusAstarte Dec 22 '16 at 15:08
  • so it seems you have to change the IP in the container (if your host has proper network "routing" settings) Or setup a forwarder on the host – Dennis Nolte Dec 25 '16 at 16:45
  • @DennisNolte Well it's not just a nameserver problem. It's that I can't reach certain IP's. I've just done a bit of testing and from ~20 domains, I can only not reach "github" and "gitlab". But again, the same thing happens when I pin them by IP (e.g. So it can't just be a nameserver issue :( – AreusAstarte Dec 26 '16 at 15:02

If you're still having this problem, can you post the /etc/network/interfaces file for the container?

If you have a netmask of that could be a problem, because github.com's IP is Switching the netmask to may resolve this after restarting the container.

I just had a similar problem on a debian VirtualBox machine and this resolved it for me.

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