localhost not recognised in getaddrinfo(3) in FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE
b.smeelen at ose.nl
Tue May 1 13:31:50 UTC 2012
On 05/01/2012 01:02 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 01/05/2012 11:08, Unga wrote:
>> Following code fragment works in FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, but not in FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE:
>> error = getaddrinfo("localhost", port,&hints,&res0);
>> if (error)
>> fprintf(stderr,"getaddrinfo failed - %s\n", gai_strerror(error));
>> It complains: getaddrinfo failed - hostname nor servname provided, or not known
>> Any idea why?
> So, what is the variable 'port' initialized to? It should be a const
> char* with the name of a network service found in /etc/services or else
> the string representation of a port number in decimal.
> Failing that, this is almost certainly a configuration snafu on your
> 9.0-STABLE box.
> Does this machine have an entry for localhost in /etc/hosts ? Can it
> resolve localhost via the DNS? Or through any other means such as NIS or
> What does:
> % getent hosts localhost
> If that fails, sanity check /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/resolv.conf
While updating 9.0-RELEASE to 9-STABLE today mergemaster wanted to put in a
new hosts file that does not contain the localhost entry.
I don know why this changed, but I left the localhost entry in my hosts file.
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