Comment and Trackback Problems
We’ve been having problems at OTB with comments and trackbacks (which are indistinguishable in WordPress) getting eaten. Mark Jaquith has identified the problem and I’m working with my site host to get it resolved.
For those with the technical background to understand (which does not include yours truly), here’s the issue:
Something is broken in the server configuration.
url fopen() is turned on, but it fails, which is why those trackbacks were getting flagged, and why it freezes up when you try to log into your WordPress install and view the WordPress Dashboard (which uses a remote file fetch to display feeds on WordPress development).
Here’s the error: Warning: file_get_contents(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known
Sounds like some DNS setup issue.