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david at landgren.net
Thu Sep 4 01:41:25 PDT 2003
Charles Howse wrote:
>>Did you enter your hostname and ip address in
>>/etc/resolv.conf? I don't if it
>>will fix your problem; but is helps when many applications
>>complain about the
I think you mean /etc/hosts, something like
10.0.0.1 larry.domain.tld larry
> Uh, no I didn't. Man resolv.conf doesn't say anything about how to do
> that, and it's never been necessary.
Putting the above in /etc/hosts is good insurance, if ever your DNS
servers (the addresses of which are specified in /etc/resolv.conf as
it happens) go out to lunch.
You have to consider the trade offs between always knowing the IP
addresses of remote machines when a packet absolutely, positively has
to get there when your DNS is down, balanced against the likelihood of
those machine changing IP addresses (upgrades, usually). Which means
visiting all your servers and updating their hosts files.
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