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Old 10-31-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 9
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Ok, I am running RedHat 9 and gnome. I am tired of looking at localhost.localdomain all the time. I have seen other users have there domain names there. I have the domain registerd and pointing to my IP. So, I configuerd the host.conf file as so:

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost Neo IRC R2D2 Laptop

As you can see I am behind NAT. I am wanting my box to be I set this name and hostname up, but when gnome starts it say's it can't look-up the internet address for Am I going about naming my box all wrong? Someone please help if you can. Thanks!

ps. If you need any more info please ask
Old 10-31-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
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Can i please have your IP address and root password

Anyway, the host.conf is supposed to have something like this: localhost.localdomain localhost Neo.[domain missing] IRC R2D2[domain missing] Laptop

I believe this is your problem. Also check your router config if you use one, which i think you do with those IP's. Also cat your /etc/resolv.conf and see what's inside there. (its the other half of your net config). Also note that gnome has a fairly good netconfig utility.
Old 10-31-2003, 10:25 AM   #3
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Wow, That was easy! Thanks! I know it has a good GUI tool, But what can I lean from that? lol. Sorry, no go with the root pass! I do Thank you though!

ps. Works like a charm now


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