Problem with /etc/hosts on FreeBSD 5.1???

Travis Fitch travis at
Wed Aug 13 00:59:36 PDT 2003

Just put the FQDN in /etc/hosts

# /etc/hosts	localhost	box


Mark Woodson wrote:

> On Tuesday 12 August 2003 03:10 am, s4021760 at wrote:
>>  I just loaded freeBSD 5.1 and ran into some trouble....I have edited
>>the /etc/hosts file to show the required name....but when I boot up the
>>system hangs and gives the message "...My unspecified name is
>>BLAA......Sleeping for retry" It comes out of this loop if I hit ^C. I have
> That's sendmail saying it can't figure out the host name.  Unless the machine 
> is handling mail, it's not really a big deal.  It's not really hanging, 
> you're just not being patient enough in letting it timeout.
> Configure sendmail properly or disable it entirely to fix the problem.  The 
> problem isn't really /etc/hosts.
> -Mark
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