System asks ISP for local address

Andy Green andy at
Tue Sep 11 20:35:46 UTC 2007

Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> Hello,
>   I'm doing some local HTML server tests in the 192.168.n.n range and
> each time I ask for this address in Konqueror the system first attempts
> to reach the ISP to finally find out that it's a local address.  It's a
> bit annoying for the principle of it.  What would be a proper setting
> (in resolv.conf ?) so that the system (Fedora Core 6) immediately
> recognizes a localnet address (in this case it's the machine itself,
> not even another machine on the localnet !) and does not bother calling
> up the ISP to figure it out. - Thanks.

Check that your local machine name appears in /etc/hosts on the same
line as, eg       mymachine localhost.localdomain   localhost


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