My hostname will not set; dip error "must set HOSTNAME first"

My hostname will not set; dip error "must set HOSTNAME first"

Post by Kevin Smolkows » Sun, 30 Jan 1994 17:47:56



I am trying to set up the NET-2 stuff to get a slip connection
going and have a couple questions.

Everything seems to have gone well, but when I get all the way
to using dip, and typing "mode SLIP", I get the error message
"must set HOSTNAME first".

Now, HOSTNAME is set in my environment, I have even exported it.
I have a file /etc/HOSTNAME with one line in it:
boo.ori.org

My hosts file looks like so:
192.68.202.232          boo
192.68.202.0            network
127.0.0.1               localhost

Running ifconfig gives me this:
lo        IP ADDR 127.0.0.1  BCAST 127.255.255.255  NETMASK 255.0.0.0
          MTU 2000  METRIC 0  POINT-TO-POINT ADDR 0.0.0.0
          FLAGS: 0x0049 ( UP LOOPBACK RUNNING )

Anyone have an idea of what is going on?

 
 
 

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