DNS lookup for fails

  • Posted August 28, 2020
  • DNS

I’m trying to use CanaryTokens in one of my servers. The token kept failing to work on the droplet but worked everywhere else. I found that running “nslookup” on the server failed:

;; Got SERVFAIL reply from, trying next server
;; Got SERVFAIL reply from, trying next server

** server can't find SERVFAIL

So I tried and it also fails but the domain exists.

Can you please take a look? Thanks in advance.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hi, At the moment you can apply a workaround for this problem by adding a line in /etc/hosts file.

Next, try to set up a Canary Token. But bear in mind that their server IP may be changed in process of time, so you must control it from time to time.

Hi there @ghecho,

As far as I can see something looks off with your nameservers:

When did you last change your nameservers? Note that it might take up to 24-48 hours after a DNS change for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe.

Regards, Bobby