Intermittent error with ssh

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hi all-

I have some daily files that get sent.  most of the time it works fine,
but every now and then the file will not go and i see this error in my
cron log:

ssh: Temporary failure in name resolution

lost connection
and the file does not send.  any thoughts on why this is happening?

Re: Intermittent error with ssh

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The error message is pretty decriptive: there's something wrong with
your name resolution, eg the requests to your DNS server are timing out
due to a network or server problem.

Make sure you have 2 or 3 nameservers list configured (eg /etc/resolv.conf
on Unix) and that they actually work.  You can also list the same
nameserver more that once, which will help with intermittent network
problems but won't help with server problems.

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