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Intermittent DNS Failure running Discord bot on Droplet

I’m trying to run a discord node js server on a digital ocean droplet and seeing this error around 24 hours after launching the process. I believe it’s crashing my app. Any idea what’s going on and how to handle this?

I see it’s a DNS lookup error, but I can’t figure out what is causing it and how to safely keep the bot alive.

Error: getaddrinfo EAI_AGAIN discordapp.com
    at GetAddrInfoReqWrap.onlookup [as oncomplete] (dns.js:66:26) {
  errno: 'EAI_AGAIN',
  code: 'EAI_AGAIN',
  syscall: 'getaddrinfo',
  hostname: 'discordapp.com',
  request: ClientRequest {
.....
    shouldKeepAlive: true,
    useChunkedEncodingByDefault: true,
    sendDate: false,
"logs.txt" 216L, 7582C                                                                                                                                                 3,5           Top
      [Symbol(connect-options)]: [Object]
    },
    Dt
      'Host: discordapp.com\r\n' +
      'Authorization: XXXXXX +
      'User-Agent: DiscordBot (https://github.com/discordjs/discord.js, 11.5.1) Node.js/v12.18.1\r\n' +
      'Content-Type: application/json\r\n' +
      'Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate\r\n' +
      'Connection: keep-alive\r\n' +
      'Content-Length: 26\r\n' +
      '\r\n',
    _onPendingData: [Function: noopPendingOutput],
    ....
    path: '/api/v7/channels/796972614174113792/messages',
....
  }
}

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Hi @innovatingbliss,

getaddrinfo is by definition a DNS issue. Does dig host or nslookup host work?

Additionally, what DNS are you using, is it DigitalOcean’s one, if not, can you confirm from where and how are you using your DNS, is it selfhosted, when did you configure the DNS? Please note that DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours to work.

Regards, KFSys