Cygwin unable to resolve hostnames

Carl-Erik Kopseng
Sun Mar 13 22:08:00 GMT 2016

Just a follow up for anyone else experiencing this. I fixed the DNS
issues by directly specifying a DNS server in the IPV4 settings for my
network adapter in the Windows VM. I used Google's public DNS server
( and it worked instantly.

The cue to check out DNSSEC was a dead-end as the hostname was just an
example. 90% of lookups failed, and the state of the net isn't that
bad :-)


Carl-Erik Kopseng

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