Re:gethostbyname problem

Christopher Riggs (
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 03:18:33 GMT

I am a new PC user and I am having trouble with the gethostbyname nnnnn error.
I'm using Windows '95 with a Pentium, and AT&T Worldnet is my service provider.
I've gone through the readme, faq, and changes files and I've created a host
file (I think) in my windows directory where my winsock is. I still get the
error. I'm not on a LAN and don't have any firewalls, but I do have two DNS
servers, a Primary and a Secondary. Is this the problem? In the faq it said
something about not needing a host file if you have a direct DNS connection.
How do you put a file "in the path" before windows is started with windows '95?
Any information about this gethostbyname error and possible remedies
(whether related to the above or not) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!