problem resolving host when changing wifi network

Tjaart van der Walt tjaart at
Fri Jan 31 23:14:10 GMT 2014


I take my laptop to work everyday, so I switch between my wifi
connection at home, and the one at work. Most of the time after I get to
the other side I get the following error from offlineimap:

ERROR: Could not resolve name '' for repository 'xxx-remote'. Make sure you have configured the server name correctly and that you are online.

However when I try to debug, I find that I can ping the mail server:
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=27.5 ms

This is rather bad, because if I run offlineimap using systemd I am not 
aware of this problem, and I receive no new mail.

best regards

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