|Summary:||wget fails to retry DNS resolution when temporary link failure|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||JW <ohtmvyyn>|
|Component:||wget||Assignee:||Karsten Hopp <karsten>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-03-26 13:20:53 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description JW 2006-08-17 14:19:55 UTC
Description of problem: wget fails with "Resolving xxx... failed: Temporary failure in name resolution" but although it is well described as being temporary (because it is) wget fails to retry the name resolution. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): wget-1.10.2-0.fc4 but probably others too. How reproducible: Always. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start wget on a large file 2. Take down ethernet link then bring it back up 3. Actual results: wget often fails with above message Expected results: wget should retry. Additional info: When a link goes down then often DNS resolution will also go down temporarily. If wget is to attempt to do reliable fetches then it should allow for temporary DNS failure and try again after a suitable pause. Unfortunately wget doesn't try hard enough.
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:46:56 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd. Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and either update the target product or close it ? Thanks.
Comment 2 JW 2007-01-22 11:57:11 UTC
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2007-04-10 19:44:45 UTC
Fedora Core 4 is now completely unmaintained. These bugs can't be fixed in that version. If the issue still persists in current Fedora Core, please reopen. Thank you, and sorry about this.
Comment 4 JW 2007-04-11 00:25:19 UTC
Applicable to Fedora Core 6. Sorry about this. And I have already said this in comment #2 about! You aren't reading anything are you Matt!
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 03:32:42 UTC
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Comment 6 Micah Cowan 2008-05-13 20:14:39 UTC
It's not at all clear to me what Wget "should" do in response to this situation. How long should it wait? If the DNS or link is down, how long might it be down? And, should Wget hold up downloads of other fetches in a recursive session? "Reliable fetches" with Wget, to me means that it can attempt to finish off a file when there is a sudden loss of connection, and that Wget can be used to continue an unfinished file from previous sessions. I don't believe it's Wget's responsibility to sit around and wait for temporary network failures to resolve themselves. That's what "wget -c" is for.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:00:53 UTC
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Comment 8 JW 2008-11-26 07:09:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #6) > > How long should it wait? > As long the user wants, of course.