Fixing the Cisco IOS Translating “…” Domain Server

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If you ever been upset about error in Cisco network devices like “Translating … domain server” , well it seems your  domain lookup configuration is enabled (by default is enabled).

The router/switches treats your command as a hostname, and attempts to make a telnet connection to that devices that is resolved from a Hostname to IP address by querying the DNS server.

Below are the examples

switch#abcd
Translating “abcd”…domain server (255.255.255.255)
Translating “abcd”…domain server (255.255.255.255)
% Unknown command or computer name, or unable to find computer address

 

You can get rid of above problems by following  these steps:

Disabling domain lookup:

In certain cases, domain lookup is used by devices logging to lookup  a hostname to call the telnet. If you often telnet by typing ip address then no need for domain lookup and you can disable it.

Type this below command:

switch(config)#no ip domain lookup

With this tutorial, hope the problem is solved.

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