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Old 09-29-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am using Redhat 9 and cpanel. I keep getting an IPcheck warning. It says

The hostname ( resolves to It should resolve to Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in zone file for the domain.

Some are all of these problems can be caused by
/etc/resolv.conf being setup incorrectly. Please check this file if you
believe everything else is correct.

You may be able to
automaticly correct this problem by using the ' Add an A entry for your
hostname ' under ' Dns Functions ' in your Web Host Manager

I looked followed the instructions, check files which looked fine and still the same problem.

Typing # host -t at the command line results in
Warning: invalid type: domain name pointer localhost.

How and where do I fix this?
Old 09-29-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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well the error message you have posted contains TWO suggestions on what to do, and both seem like very good advice. You do not state in any way that you do not understand these lines or such like.

basically is a loopback interface, i.e. the internal network address. it should not have a name as such as it is not on a LAN. you should set the details in /etc/hosts to define the hostname as that of the external IP, just as that text tells you to.
Old 09-29-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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I have followed the suggestions in the email. I have checked numerous files named.conf, named.local, resolv.conf etcetera and all appear correct. Everything looks fine, everything works fine but I keep getting this damned email.

/etc/hosts reads lilac localhost.localdomain localhost

Typing in
# host -t A

results in :
Using domain server:
Aliases: has address

I am beginning to think it may be just a cpanel bug.


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