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Re: why is bash trying to access my DNS?
On Mon, 3 Mar 2003 22:40:34 -0500 (EST), "Igor Pechtchanski" said:
> If you have a static IP, try adding an entry with your IP address and
> computer name to /etc/hosts. This should make winsock resolve the name
> locally, rather than query the DNS server.
This didn't work. winsock appears to still try to get to my DNS even
with the hosts file set. Using ping, I can see it do a correct name->ip
translation form my NATed IP, which it gets from the hosts file, since
there is no place to lookup my artificial domain name, but when ping
executes, the gethostname call tries to go access the DNS first for some
> P.S. Your /etc/hosts should be a link to
Yes it does this.
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