wget: unable to resolve host address `http'

I am getting this strange thing on my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit machine when I do a wget

$ wget google.com

--2014-07-18 14:44:32--  http://google.com/

Resolving http (http)... failed: Name or service not known.

wget: unable to resolve host address `http'

I have encountered this problem earlier when I got it for any web pages (and not http), which required me to add my nameserver to /etc/resolv.conf.

However, here that doesn't seem to be the problem, instead it is recognizing http as something different. Any advise?

Answers


The DNS server seems out of order. You can use another DNS server such as 8.8.8.8. Put nameserver 8.8.8.8 to the first line of /etc/resolv.conf.


I figured out what went wrong. In the proxy configuration of my box, an extra http:// got prefixed to "proxy server with http".

Example..

http://http://proxy.mycollege.com

and that has created problems. Corrected that, and it works perfectly.

Thanks @WhiteCoffee and @ChrisBint for your suggestions!


If using Vagrant try reloading your box. This solved my issue.


remove the http or https from wget https:github.com/facebook/facebook-php-sdk/archive/master.zip . this worked fine for me.


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