>>>>> "John" == John White <John_White at dell.com> writes:
John> Yep - assuming your name lookup order has hosts before BIND, there
John> was a comment in the slackware hosts files of old saying that giving
John> the localhost entry a domain name in the hosts file broke things,
John> and that the only 100% reliably acceptable entry for the localhost
John> entry was . . . . .
John> 127.0.0.1 localhost
John> I'd guess you have something like
John> 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.carnifex.home (or whatever)
John> Worth a look . . .
Bingo, thanks a million! That did fix it.
I'm including the fully quoted bit above so it's in the ilug archives, in case
anyone else runs into the same problem.
Brendan Kehoe brendan at zen.orghttp://www.zen.org/~brendan/
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