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You have a DNS problem and freshclam is just warning you about it... (The clue to that is in the label WARNING) ;-) :P As you didn't provide any DNS information, it's hard to pinpoint the exact source of the issue (I wouldn't even call it a problem), but probably you've got an ISP that doesn't refresh its DNS resolver very frequently. 2 options: Change ...
See man dnsmasq, which says, in part: trusty (8) dnsmasq.8.gz Provided by: dnsmasq-base_2.68-1_i386 bug NAME dnsmasq - A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server. SYNOPSIS dnsmasq [OPTION]... DESCRIPTION dnsmasq is a lightweight DNS, TFTP, PXE, router advertisement and DHCP server. It is intended to provide coupled DNS ...
DNS at the workstation was sabotaged with: 22.214.171.124 ws1.bmc.uu.se in /etc/hosts.
I dont know how to fix ntpdate, but you could first test the dns lookup with a command like nslookup -timeout=1 ntp.ubuntu.com. It exits 1 on timeout or fail to resolve.
Normally to troubleshoot DNS problems I do the following: Check if a public DNS server (such as Google's 126.96.36.199) is reachable: ping 188.8.131.52 (IIUC this works for you) Try to resolve a name to see if DNS queries can reach it (the university's firewall might block them or interfere in some other ways): dig google.com @184.108.40.206 or host google.com ...
Yes, requests to Google's DNS are load-balanced across many servers. To cite from dnsleaktest.com Even if you have configured a single DNS server, there may be many other servers that the request is passed on to in order to be resolved (normally to load balance the requests). For example if you configure Google DNS then you will often find 6-10 Google ...
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