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Re: Strange new message at log on.



On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 12:18:05AM +0200, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> I have suddenly begun to receive the following message box at log on. It
> happens for any user except root:
> 
> Could not look up internet address for epohost.epo.dk.
> This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
> It may be possible to correct the problem by adding epohost.epo.dk to
> the file /etc/hosts.
> 
> The domain name has all the time been in /etc/hosts, so I suspect the
> problem has come after applying a recent update. I think I updated an
> ip<something> package just before I first saw the message pop-up.
> 
> Am I right in assuming that /etc/hosts functions as a sort of local DNS
> which in this case would associate epohost.epo.dk with 127.0.0.1?
> Because this would also explain why hylafax has stopped sending faxes
> whereas it can easily receive faxes.
> 
> Have others also experienced this problem and perhaps designed a fix or
> circumvention for it?
> 
> Regards,
> Erik P. Olsen
Well this is a matter of some uncertanty but I would associate:
127.0.0.1    with localhost and localhost.localdomain

and epohost.epo.dk with the ipaddress of your machine.
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