GetHostName Error Solutions - Results

Greg Madey (cu-seeme-l@cornell.edu)
Thu, 25 Aug 1994 13:57:30 -0400


Windows Users:
Thanks to those of you who answered my query about the GetHostByName()
error. Solutions found include:

* Setting the domain name blank instead of to your domain name.

* Use Bind (for those winsocks that include it) w/ domain name set,
host name set to just the host name (no domain tacked on), and
IP address 127.0.0.1 (loop-back IP). Then, start Bind, then CU-SeeMe.
Note, keep your host name configured correctly; it is only in Bind that
you pretend it's 127.0.0.1.

* Make sure there's not another hosts file in your path before the one
you think you're using.

* Make sure you don't have another winsock.dll in your path before the one
you think you're using. This can also screw up your DNS functioning.

It seems that with Trumpet, you have to run another application first
or you'll get the GetHostByName() error. I'll look into this problem
later.

-Thanks again!

-Rich Kennerly - PC Windows CU-SeeMe developer. <rbk1@cornell.edu>