On Thu, 7 May 2009 09:14:24 -0400, Daniel Underwood <djuatde...@gmail.com> wrote: > In /etc/hosts there are two lines containing: > > localhost localhost.my.domain
Really? No IP? I mean like ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 bsdbox.local bsdbox 127.0.0.1 bsdbox.local. > Since I'm connecting to the Internet through a dynamic-IP ISP without > a reserved domain name, I have nothing with which to replace > "my.domain". You can replace it with anything that doesn't resolve, such as ".local", ".localdomain", ".dingenskirchens"... :-) > What should I do to resolve this issue? In a situation like this > (note: I am behind a home router), is there actually anything I can > replace "my.domain" with? It's important that /etc/hosts defines the values for localhost and your selected hostname (bsdbox), at least with the 127.0.0.1 IP. You can add further IPs with the same name if your machine spans a LAN (such as from 192.168.1.1). You can check everything with % host localhost and % host bsdbox so it should resolve to 127.0.0.1. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"