hosts file

Shadoesque@aol.com
Wed, 17 May 1995 17:40:12 -0400


ok, here's the deal - each time i sign on to my internet carrier (interramp),
my IP address is different.

so, after i sign on, i change my hosts file accordingly. for example, if my
IP address was 38.10.216.171 (btw, it's always the last # that's different),
i would make the hosts file which contains the following:

38.10.216.171 Shadoesque

my hosts file is in the directory with my winsock.dll and this directory is
in my DOS path in my autoexec.bat.

ok, so my hosts file is adjusted, and i start cuseeme i get the ol'
"gethostbyname()" error message, and then it exits.

so, here's my question - is it possible to adjust the hosts file after i sign
on to my internet carrier and still have it work correctly? if so, then what
am i doing wrong?
any help would be appreciated.