Term Error:'host not found' or server failed

Term Error:'host not found' or server failed

Post by Louis V » Sat, 18 Mar 1995 03:49:29



        Summary of what I have done with term (version 2.3.5)
        =====================================================

        (1) I compiled the souce code in a sub-directory in my home directory:

                ./configure --user
                make install

            The compilation was done with no errors.

        (2) I ran linecheck (on remote and on my local machine) and included
            the information from log files in termrc at both ends. There were no
            errors generated when linecheck was running across both ends.

        (3) I logged into my remote and ran term:

                term -r

        (4) I escaped back to my local machine (Linux) and suspended my Kermit
            comm program (^Z).

        (5) I ran term on my Linux (local machine):

                term -v/dev/modem

          ( I used -r term at the other end)

          Term responds with the message:

Term version: 2.3.5
Reading file:  /home/lcvaz/.term/termrc
: gethostbyname: vaz: Non-authoritative `host not found', or server failed

        In the above message, "vaz" is the name of my host machine.

        Term appears to have frozen (nothing happens).

        Then I tried to install "share installnet" with the command:

vaz:~/newterm/term-2.3.5$ make share installnet

        Here's the partial script, omitting all the other parts that had no
        problems while installing.

if [ ! -d /home/lcvaz/bin ] ; then mkdir /home/lcvaz/bin; else true; fi
cd /home/lcvaz/bin; rm -f tdownload tudpredir tmon tshutdown trdated tupload tredir txconn trdate; true
cd /home/lcvaz/bin; for i in term trsh linecheck  tdownload tudpredir tmon tshutdown trdated tupload tredir txconn trdate; do \
        if [ -f $i ]; then mv $i $i.old ; fi ; \
done; true  

        .
        .
        .

if [ ! -d /home/lcvaz/term ] ; then mkdir /home/lcvaz/term; else true; fi
echo "# This file activates full term networking" > /home/lcvaz/term/termnet
if [ ! -f /home/lcvaz/term/hosts.term ] ; then \
        echo 127.0.0.254 remotehost > /etc/hosts.term ; \
fi ; true
sh: /etc/hosts.term: Permission denied

        Does this mean that "make share installnet" should be done from
        root only?

        Any suggestions as to what could be done next?

        Louis Vaz
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Louis C. Vaz