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Old 10-31-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
neozero62
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localhost.localdomain???


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 oasisone.org 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.
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.106 Neo IRC
192.168.0.135 R2D2 Laptop


As you can see I am behind NAT. I am wanting my box to be r2d2.oasisone.org. I set this name and hostname up, but when gnome starts it say's it can't look-up the internet address for r2d2.oasisone.org. Am I going about naming my box all wrong? Someone please help if you can. Thanks!
-Neo

ps. If you need any more info please ask
 
Old 10-31-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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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:

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.106 Neo.[domain missing] IRC
192.168.0.135 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
neozero62
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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!
-Neo

ps. Works like a charm now
 
  


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