Help! My printer won't print!
martine at cs.washington.edu
Sun Aug 11 23:40:49 PDT 2002
Marie Tessier wrote:
> Get_local_host: hostname 'D-128-95-26-112' bad
> What does this mean and how can I fix it? I checked a console and the
> computer does think that my current IP address is the same as it is on
> the error message.
It appears your system hostname isn't resolving.
Though I don't know your problem in particular, I'd suggest:
1. Try "host D-128-95-26-112" or "nslookup D-128-95-26-112"
1a. If it succeeds, then I don't know what is wrong.
1b. If it fails, somehow your name resolution is messed up.
2. Check /etc/resolv.conf and make sure there's a line like:
2a. If there is, I'm again confused.
2b. If there isn't, add one and then try from step 1 again. :)
Depending on your linux, you can probably also get the system to
reconfigure your hostname using some /etc/init.d'ish script.
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