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Apt-get update doesnt pull

Clean droplet First command apt-get update on root user fails Removing /var/lib/apt/lists/* and cleaning apt-get clean doesn’t fix the problem Adding 8.8.8.8 DNS doesn’t either I’m using IPV6 Pings to 8.8.8.8 work

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Err:1 https://repos.insights.digitalocean.com/apt/do-agent main InRelease      
  Could not resolve host: repos.insights.digitalocean.com
Err:2 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                  
  Temporary failure resolving 'mirrors.digitalocean.com'
Err:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease              
  Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'
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It was a firewall problem, I blocked tcp upd all in digitalocean’s firewall, didn’t notice the huge title saying they are outbound.

Thanks!

Greetings!

That is interesting. Given that outbound ping works I think we can rule out a lot of possibilities. I’m going to go out on a limb and theorize that outbound DNS resolution (53/UDP) may be blocked. Try this:

iptables -I OUTPUT -p udp --dport 53 -j ACCEPT

See if that helps any.

Jarland