Assuming that the name of your RH8 computer is DHCPPC2, you should add the entry to /etc/hosts (see oot's post). You must make sure that the entry is the same case (upper/lowercase) that you named your machine [avoid using mixed case names when dealing with hostnames and DNS, use all lowercase]. Make sure that you have an entry in /etc/sysconfig/network that looks like what you put in /etc/hosts:
HOSTNAME=DHCPPC2 (i would change this to dhcppc2!!)
Then I would modify your entry in /etc/hosts to reflect this new name. It would look like this:
127.0.0.1 dhcppc2 localhost.localdomain localhost
This entry would assign these 3 names to your machine, and point them to your loopback address (127.0.0.1).
Reboot afterwards and the errors should disappear.
Also, on DHCP enabled hosts, make sure that you never map any IP address to your computername in the /etc/hosts file, because if you get a different IP, you will be back to square 1.
If your RH 8 computername is something other than DHCPPC2, then respond and we'll go from there.
Last edited by c4_4ya; 01-18-2003 at 09:39 PM.