dhcppc1 in the file /etc/hosts error

Lloyd Hayes lloyd545220-trucker at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 10 08:00:44 UTC 2005

> Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 18:46:11 +0100
> From: Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at uni-x.org>
> Subject: Re: dhcppc1 in the file /etc/hosts error
> To: dmitrik at mindspring.com,	For users of Fedora Core releases
> 	<fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <1105292771.2356.149.camel at serendipity.dogma.lan>
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> Am So, den 09.01.2005 schrieb dmitrik at mindspring.com um 18:32:
> > After Gnome user login I got the following message:
> > "Could not look up internet address for dhcppc1. This will prevent gnome from working properly. It is
> > possible to correct the problem by adding dhcppc1 in the file /etc/hosts".
> > 
> > any idea how to resolve this or actually add it into the file?
> > I can't find that file.
> /etc/hosts file must be there.
> "dhcppc1" is a host which gets his IP by a DHCP server? Run
> "system-config-network" and configure it porperly.
> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/install-guide/s1-netconfig.html
> Either set the hostname manually or let it set automatically by the DHCP
> server. /etc/hosts has following format:
> $ cat /etc/hosts
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
>               localhost.localdomain localhost
>             dhcppc1.dhcp.net dhcppc1
> > dk
> Alexander

Doing things properly seems to be a popular crutch within Linux experts,
except there isn't any current documentation on doing things properly.

So much for my soapbox.

I have the same problem. I have the following line in my /etc/hosts file
and also in /etc/hosts.bak:    localhost.localdomain   localhost

Everything is fine until I connect to the Internet. Then everything
quits working and I have to log out and log back in getting the error
message that Gnome can't find DHCP-(whatever) and I start getting bugs
in various items. However, my Internet service works fine.

Upon finishing with the Internet, I have to re-boot the entire system to
get back to normal.

Lloyd Hayes <lloyd545220-trucker at yahoo.com>

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