Newbie here.. I'm having issues with accessing archive.raspberrypi.org.

I first thought I merely broke my installation at home but I've just installed a fresh Raspbian OS in virtualbox on a different network and I get the same DNS issues.

ping raspberrypi.org works fine

ping archive.raspberrypi.org does not resolve. (Though on the host machine running virtualbox it does respond..)

Due to this I'm unable to run update or upgrade commands.

Again, I'm a newbie but relatively comfortable working with the terminal. Any ideas on where to look would be greatly appreciated!

  • What's the result of ping It's one of the IP address of the archive.raspberrypi.org. Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 11:36
  • Ping on that IP responds fine. It's the DNS that is the issue I suppose. resolv.conf shows the local network router as nameserver (which should be correct) Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 11:54
  • Alright, I was thinking the host/server blocked your IP address. Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 11:56
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    Can you please edit your question and add the output of this command to it: dig archive.raspberrypi.org. If you haven't dig available then install it with sudo apt install dnsutils.
    – Ingo
    Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 22:23
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    ping failure is not diagnostic - many servers do not respond. This is an XY problem You should post the actual output of update/upgrade attempts.
    – Milliways
    Commented Feb 22, 2020 at 0:13

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I think it's something else. It seems that the DNS resolves somethings and then other times it doesn't anymore.

Currently the above mentioned addresses currently are working fine, at this point download.docker.com isn't working..

Closing this here since I doubt this is an actual "fixable" issue.

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