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Date:      Wed, 2 Jul 1997 07:10:10 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Paul T. Root" <proot@horton.iaces.com>
To:        andymac@bullseye.apana.org.au (Andrew MacIntyre)
Cc:        dan@dpcsys.com, h.wickhorst@elmshorn.netsurf.de, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: user PPP and BIND
Message-ID:  <199707021210.HAA16858@horton.iaces.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.OS2.3.95.970701210956.522A-100000@CENTRAL> from Andrew MacIntyre at "Jul 1, 97 09:12:50 pm"

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In a previous message, Andrew MacIntyre said:
> On Mon, 30 Jun 1997, Paul T. Root wrote:
> 
> > In a previous message, Dan Busarow said:
> > > On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, Henning Wickhorst wrote:
> > > > When booting, the system 'hangs' for a long time after the network
> > > > devices have been configured. It not really hangs, it tries to resolv
> > > > the addresses of the static routes. (route thor.wnet localhost etc.)
> > > 
> > > You should be using numeric addresses instead of host names
> > > in your route commands.  Obviously names will work once
> > > named is running but IP addresses will always work.
> > 
> > Unfortunately in 2.2.2 (and 2.2.1?) if you have loopback in 
> > router_args (or something) does this:
> > 
> > ${hostname} localhost
> > 
> > It did the same thing for me.  I took it out as it gave little utility,
> > in a home ppp setup.
> 
> If you have an /etc/hosts file with these names in it, and the system is
> configured to use /etc/hosts before DNS (on my 2.1.0 system, this is in
> /etc/hosts.conf), then there shouldn't be any problem.

They are, and it didn't. It may be that the hostname is tied to the
ethernet port which is actually connected to nothing, Mostly for if
I bring my laptop home. It's not a big deal.

At first, I thought it was because hostname was a CNAME of the actual
name. But changing it didn't make any difference. 

Paul.


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