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Re: strange "Couldn't resolve host" error

From: Kjetil Jacobsen <>
Date: 06 Jan 2003 12:34:37 +0100

On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 12:14, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Dec 2002, Michael McFarland wrote:
> > I have a program written using pycurl which is consistently producing
> > what seems like an unusual error. When accessing a particular URL of the
> > form '', I get a curl exception #6: "Couldn't
> > resolve host ''".
> >
> > It seems unusual to me that there would be a DNS issue when I'm
> > accessing the site by IP. Anyone have a spare clue on what could be
> > happening? I'm using libcurl 7.9.8 w/ SSL and pycurl on a redhat
> > 7.3 system.
> This looks like a bug somewhere, yes.
> Is there any particular reason why you don't run the latest version of the
> tools? It might be a good start to see if this is already fixed.
> I suspect that this problem is in the Pycurl code.
> Any clues Kjetil?

not sure about this one. i need some more information (which options
are set and so on). obviously, the best would be code which reproduces
the problem.

also, there has been some bugfixes in the curl/pycurl releases following which might fix the problem.


        - kjetil

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