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Re: Can't surf and email



daYz writes....
> 
> /etc/hosts only has an entry for my LAN, not for localhost.
> 
> Can I use "127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain      localhost" in
> /etc/hosts?

ABSOLUTELY!
That should probably have been there to begin with.
Try adding that and reboot.  
(People are going to tell me that you do not have to reboot,
but can restart da, da, da...........But you decide.  There
are LOTS of things that depend on your localhost being 127.0.0.1)


> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jay Crews" <jpc scooby jaycrews com>
> To: <psyche-list redhat com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 9:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Can't surf and email
> 
> 
> > daYz writes....
> > >
> > > Thanks for your reply.
> > >
> > > My LAN only consists of two computers. One is connected to the internet.
> I
> > > have used the network device control utility to setup the LAN. I seemed
> to
> > > delete the settings for localhost  there. I like to set it up, but what
> name
> > > should I use for localhost on Redhat? And should I use "localhost" as
> the
> > > alias?
> >
> > What do you have in /etc/hosts  ?
> > That's a good place to start.
> >
> > And make sure /etc/hosts is readable to the group and world.
> > (I used a tool once, and it was 'kind enough' to chmod 600 about
> > a half dozen config files.  /etc/hosts being one of them...)
> >
> > -- Jay Crews
> > jpc jaycrews com
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks :)
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Jay Crews" <jpc scooby jaycrews com>
> > > To: <psyche-list redhat com>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 7:08 PM
> > > Subject: Re: Can't surf and email
> > >
> > >
> > > > daYz writes....
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I had my internet connection working for a while on Redhat 8.0, but
> =
> > > > > yesterday I suddenly couden't email and surf anymore. At the time it
> =
> > > > > stopped I was trying to setup my local network, but I'm not sure if
> this
> > > =
> > > > > got something to do with it. I have tried to deactivate the local =
> > > > > network card on my computer, but this doesn't seem to help. I have
> also
> > > =
> > > >
> > > > What specifically, have you done to "try to setup the local network?"
> > > >
> > > > And a better layout of your network would probably help.
> > > > ie Are you using one Linux box as your firewalled connection
> > > > to the would, and others on a LAN?
> > > > More details please.
> > > >
> > > > > tried to disable my firewall (the redhat firewall), but I can't seem
> to
> > > =
> > > > > change the settings. The firewall keeps the setting at high no
> matter =
> > > > > what I try. Does anyone have an idea what the problem could be? How
> can
> > > =
> > > > > I adjust the settings of my firewall?
> > > >
> > > > Such a common problem, which is not really a problem, but I
> > > > wish they would change.........
> > > >
> > > > The firewall tool does not query the current settings of the
> > > > firewall when it loads.  It just defaults to high.
> > > > Just set it to medium or off, save it, and it'll be what you set it
> to.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > My modem is an Alcatel Speedtouch USB, and I can ping and traceroute
> =
> > > > > computers on the internet.
> > > >
> > > > Hummmmm........well.....you DO connect to the outside world.
> > > >
> > > > When playing around setting up your "local network", did you happen
> > > > to change that by default was IP 127.0.0.1  ?
> > > > In /etc/hosts maybe?
> > > >
> > > > That can screw up LOTS of local things.
> > > >
> > > > More details.........
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for your help.
> > > > >
> > > > > Ben
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > -- Jay Crews
> > > > jpc jaycrews com
> > > >
> >
> >
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