Re: [gnome-list] gnome vs. network
- From: "Bobby D. Bryant" <bdbryant mail utexas edu>
- To: Gleef <dzol virtual-yellow com>
- CC: GNOME-List <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [gnome-list] gnome vs. network
- Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 19:17:21 -0500
> 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.
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