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Old 03-20-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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Error: host name not found: Comcast(frmr ATt) broadband

Using RH8

whenever I log into my box, it gives me some darn error about the host name not found.

I am using DHCP, I tell it to log in anyways. The host name should be h00ab<rest of mac>, but for some reason it thinks it is XA-BD-<rest of mac divided by hyphens>-54 instead.

I can connect to other IP programs no problem, but I think this problem prevents me from playing server. Is this some security precaution?

Old 03-20-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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I think your dhcp is assigning a hostname. You should see if you can override this by specifying a hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network



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