I have a CentOS 7.3 machine that is a guest running on Oracle VirtualBox. The host is a Windows machine. I can ping 22.214.171.124 from the Linux server. The Linux server can ping itself by its hostname
ping coolvm. As root I recently did a
yum -y update command. That is when curl stopped working. FQDNs will not resolve.
If I try this:
curl -v http://www.google.com
I get this error:
- Could not resolve host: www.google.com; Unknown error
- Closing connection 0 curl: (6) COuld not resolve host: www.google.com; Unknown error
The commands nslookup, dig and host have not been installed. I cannot install new Yum packages because I get an error related to host resolution ("Resolving time out").
The /etc/resolv.conf file looks like this:
# Generated by NetworkManager search localdomain nameserver 126.96.36.199 nameserver 188.8.131.52
I tried rebooting the host machine (and thus the guest too). But that did not help me. Browsing the internet has not changed.
The interface for the main NIC in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ has DNS server stanzas that have worked in the past. The interface file is standard and complete. I have not changed it since the
yum -y update command.
How can I get FQDNs to resolve? I want to use the Lynx command. My repositories rely on FQDNs to resolve. I cannot use yum to install packages.
Update. I ran this command:
cat /etc/nsswitch.conf | grep -i hosts
I saw this:
#hosts: db files nisplus nis dns hosts: files dns myhostname