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Old 11-23-2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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Post Host file Wrong


I have updated my host.conf file incorrectll> now even if I delete it and reboot the machine still comes back with the error I have included a picture of both the file I have changed and the one which keeps coming back

my changed file

ulti off localhost hang10router geko4 geko6 geko8 geko10 geko12 geko14 geko16 geko18 geko20 geko70 geko80 geko90

the error

etc/host.conf: line 3: bad command ` localhost'
/etc/host.conf: line 4: bad command ` hang10router'
/etc/host.conf: line 5: bad command ` geko4'
/etc/host.conf: line 6: bad command ` geko6'
/etc/host.conf: line 7: bad command ` geko8'
/etc/host.conf: line 8: bad command ` geko10'
/etc/host.conf: line 9: bad command ` geko12'
/etc/host.conf: line 10: bad command ` geko14'
/etc/host.conf: line 11: bad command ` geko16'
/etc/host.conf: line 12: bad command ` geko18'
/etc/host.conf: line 13: bad command ` geko20'
/etc/host.conf: line 14: bad command ` geko70'
/etc/host.conf: line 15: bad command ` geko80'
/etc/host.conf: line 16: bad command ` geko90'

what am I doing wrong?
Old 11-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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It looks to me as if you are updating host.conf file with stuff that belongs in /etc/hosts file. Here is what my host.conf file looks like.

cat /etc/host.conf
order hosts,bind
multi on
And here is my /etc/hosts file-

cat /etc/hosts localhost presto I-think snail presto_2 MrBurnie sluggy
Note, there is a man page for host.conf file. Have a look there also.


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