"Failed to obtain latest version information"

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oliverfr
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Re: "Failed to obtain latest version information"

Post by oliverfr »

Hello,

A late follow-up, in case somebody may find the information some day.

I gave up on understanding the problem at this point, however, later on, I moved to a dedi. And, this time, no more version check problem.

Previous bugged configuration : OVH Premium web hosting with included SqlPrivé database handling. New working configuration : Kimsufi 16G with Debian Squeeze.

So, case solved, even if the reason behind the problem will forever remain a mystery :)
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Re: "Failed to obtain latest version information"

Post by robra »

I have the same problem in my phpBB version 3.0.12.
I run the first script of the message viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2143930#p13074696 and returned this message:
php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known

After, I run the script of the message viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2143930#p13076858 and returned this message:

Code: Select all

version.phpbb.com/phpbb/30x.txt: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known
theexiled.pwnageservers.com/test/file.txt: this is a file
www.gamers.org/pub/idgames2/planetquake/planetstarsiege/foo.txt: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known
www.google.com/robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Disallow: /sdch ...
what's happening ?

Thanks.
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Re: "Failed to obtain latest version information"

Post by Noxwizard »

Sounds like your host's DNS server may be having issues.
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Re: "Failed to obtain latest version information"

Post by robra »

Noxwizard wrote:Sounds like your host's DNS server may be having issues.
Thank you to answer me but I don't know how the DNS server can interfere on the version check.
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Re: "Failed to obtain latest version information"

Post by Noxwizard »

Well, it only resolved half of the domains in the test script. If it can't resolve the phpbb.com domain, then it can't connect to check the version.
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