Bug 221760 - freebsd-update problems with some picky DNS
Summary: freebsd-update problems with some picky DNS
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 11.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2017-08-24 10:13 UTC by Maurizio Giunti
Modified: 2017-08-24 10:13 UTC (History)
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Description Maurizio Giunti 2017-08-24 10:13:38 UTC
Sometimes freebsd-update can't work because some DNS do not resolve domain with upcase chars.

Error I get:

# freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
Fetching public key from update1.FreeBSD.org... failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.


Edit /etc/freebsd-update.conf and change following line:

ServerName update.FreeBSD.org


ServerName update.freebsd.org

I know this is not exactly a FreeBSD problem, but it can prevent system updates on certain providers.