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Re: why is bash trying to access my DNS?

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 07:07:05PM -0800, Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
> One more thing, I forgot to ask...
> On Mon, 03 Mar 2003 18:46:09 -0800, "Geoffrey Hausheer" said:
> > Thank you, this indeed is the issue, as can be seen from the very next
> > line after the wsock call:
> > 5495150 5519336 [main] bash 1940 cygwin_gethostname: name Holly
> I don't suppose there is any way to prevent all of these hostname lookups
> (since they are obviously sommething somewhat recent)?
Not without changing Cygwin, as far as I know.

> For bash I can just tell ZoneAlarm to ignore it, and all is well, but 
> since applications like vim seem to be doing the same thing  (and yes I
> removed \h from my PS1 line, just to be sure), the whole point of
> installing ssh (to get sshd working) has gone out the window since
> anytime I run a program that uses hostname, ZoneAlarm will complain on my
> local desktop, and my remote session will hang (Obviously, I could let
> all outgoing programs access the internet freely, but preventing that is
> half the reason I run ZoneAlarm in the first place)

Can you configure ZoneAlarm to allow Dns access?
The paradox is that these calls may not go out your box. I can get my
hostname while my Ethernet is disconnected. Can you?


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