Re: GetHostName Error Solutions - Results

Jon DeFriese (defriese@ga.unc.edu)
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 09:00:16 -0400


This is a repost of the fixes for the "GetHostName Error"

>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>

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