Re: [gnome-list] gnome vs. network

Gleef wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Bobby D. Bryant wrote:
> > I updated to all the latest Red Hat RPMs over the weekend, and I see two
> > problems:
> >
> > 1) GNOME now complains if I'm not already dialed up when I log in.  I
> > can't afford to stay dialed up all the time; I dial up *after* I log in,
> > and hang up before I log out (if not sooner).
> That's an easy one to fix.  ORBit is looking to resolve your hostname into
> an IP address.  Put a line in /etc/hosts for your hostname, and it won't
> bother hunting down a DNS server to resolve it.

That's easier said than done.  I dial up to a rather large university's
computation center, where they run hundreds if not thousands of servers, so
every time I log in I'm randomly assigned a hostname of the form -


If I understand your suggestion, I would have to put an entry in /etc/hosts
for each of the hundreds/thousands of possibilities.


Bobby Bryant
Austin, Texas

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