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Re: FC4 ignores /etc/hosts?

Preston Kutzner wrote:
On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 23:09 -0500, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:

Ever since I upgraded FC3->FC4 my laptop system is ignoring everything
in my /etc/hosts file. It worked fine in FC3. My /etc/nsswitch file
contains the line:

    hosts:	files dns

Anyone else seeing this problem???

My computer isn't quite set up like yours, but I do have to say that at
least Gnome doesn't ignore the /etc/hosts file.  I installed FC4 on my
machine, then went and changed the machine name in the network settings
and restarted.  When I logged into Gnome, it complained that it couldn't
find my machine name in the /etc/hosts file.  I'd never seen this
behavior before... strange.  I had to add the entry in manually, then
Gnome quit complaining.

Did you remember to change your host and domain name in /two/ different places? System-config-network has a hosts listing--and maybe it reads /etc/hosts to do it. I had to add my new host name with the loopback address, and that's when Gnome stopped complaining to me about not being able to find the host name.


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