Re: PC/TCP hosts file

Ed Mittelstedt (gizmo@CLARK.NET)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 11:51:15 -0400 (EDT)


I common problem I overlooked was making sure that in the HOSTNAME
section of the setup, you only typed in your hostname, not your complete
internet path.

For instance, if my host were gizmo@clark.net, I would put "gizmo" in the
host name. When I put the full path it was kicking back errors like you
describe.

> > >I have been trying to use the latest version of CU-SeeMe for Windows.
> > >When I launch it I get a 'gethostbyname ()' error. I understand that
> > >it is looking for an entry for my IP in the DNS. The help file said
> > >that I can create a hosts file to solve this problem. I created the
> > >file properly and rebooted windows (just to be sure everything
> > >loaded). It still gives the same error.
> >
> > I'm having somewhat the same problem. If, after I connnect to the
> > internet, I go back and enter my IP address in the hosts file, it will work
> > fine.
>
> I am not using a SLIP or PPP connection.. I am connected directly to
> our network from my office at work. I have a permanent IP address.
> Thanks for the help, but it didn't work. Any other ideas for
> permanent connections to the internet?
>
> Thanks
> -sdw
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