Comment 35 for bug 241305

John Mann (john-mann) wrote :

Wesley,

The problem you have is probably location-specific.
e.g. fails in US, but should work in AU.

From where I am ...

$ host us.archive.ubuntu.com
us.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.13
us.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.14
us.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.15

$ host au.archive.ubuntu.com
au.archive.ubuntu.com is an alias for mirror.aarnet.edu.au.
mirror.aarnet.edu.au has address 202.158.214.106
mirror.aarnet.edu.au has IPv6 address 2001:388:30bc:cafe::beef

NOTE: The other-country catch-all should work for IPv6-only

$ host cc.archive.ubuntu.com
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.13
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.14
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.91.15
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.92.156
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.92.176
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.92.177
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.92.201
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has address 91.189.92.202
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:8c01::15
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:8c01::19
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:8c01::1a
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:8c01::22
cc.archive.ubuntu.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:8c01::23

NOTE2: The A -only replies above are for servers that also have IPv6. e.g.

$ host 91.189.91.13
13.91.189.91.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ragana.canonical.com.

$ host ragana.canonical.com.
ragana.canonical.com has address 91.189.91.13
ragana.canonical.com has IPv6 address 2001:67c:1360:4801::13