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 hostname.

I think you mean /etc/hosts, something like larry.domain.tld larry

Andrew Gould

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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