Puppet Dashboard Error – getaddrinfo: Name or service not known (SocketError)

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While configuring the Puppet Dashboard for your Puppet Instance, you might get this kind of error

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/utils.rb:63:in `getaddrinfo’: getaddrinfo: Name or service not known (SocketError)

I faced this error because of very silly mistake.

This error comes when the server name is not correctly specified.

I had missed the $ symbol in front of DASHBOARD_IFACE in dashboard conf file as you can see through the error message.

Once I corrected it in the conf file, my dashboard was up and running …..

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  • Rohan Link Reply

    What a coincidence!! I made exactly the same mistake and was looking for the solution on net. Glad I found yours 🙂

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