Help : can't get network services to work !

Help : can't get network services to work !

Post by Gabriel.Krabb » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00

>   So, I wonder : how can I check what's wrong ? I've looked at my
> /etc/inetd.conf, /etc/services and even /etc/hosts* : they just look like
> theirs ! What can I do ?

Check out the /etc/host.conf. The line "order " should read "hosts,
bind" if all 'puters are in your /etc/hosts, otherwise "bind, hosts" is
usually faster. Whatever, if "bind" appears, check your /etc/resolv.conf
for the entry "nameserver". The one shown MUST be the IP-adress alone, no
names here. That will work on the remote machines (although, actually,
it's a bug, not a feature) if the nameserver is listed in /etc/hosts and
"order" is set to "hosts, bind", but usually not locally.

The problem, as I see it, is that your 'puter is being sensible and
double-checks the identity of the remotes before allowing a telnet or
anything similar and doesn't find the alleged and the provided names to
be the same (or doesn't find one of them at all).


-- Linux forever!!


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