htdig: htdig unable to build server connection

Paul J. Meyer (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:21:01 -0500

I am having difficulties with htdig being unable to build connections to a
server. I am trying to use it on a DEC Alpha running Redhat Linux 5.1 with the
following compiler: gcc version egcs-2.90.29 980515 (egcs-1.0.3 release) I have
even tried my local machines, and have ensured that it was not a problem with
the DNS alias I use for my server by using the real machines name.

Output (verbose) from rundig is as follows (out of box configuration) Note,
this is from version 3.1.0b1 - but I get the same output from the other
versions (listed later)

  New server:, 80
  Unable to build connection with
  pick:, # servers = 1
  htdig: Run complete
  htdig: 1 server seen:
  htdig: 0 documents
  htmerge: Unable to open word list file '/web/www/htdig/db/db.wordlist'

I receive the same results from htdig 3.0.7, 3.0.8b2, and 3.1.0b1. In the
3.0.8b2 version I even tried to ensure the address length variable was type
compatible - the compiler was complaining.

Also, on the same platform, htdig 3.1.0b1 does not compile libht.a The size_t
type on the length variable needs to be changed to unsigned int within the
source file in the htlib directory.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Paul

Paul J. Meyer
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