System asks ISP for local address
andy at warmcat.com
Tue Sep 11 20:51:57 UTC 2007
Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>> Check that your local machine name appears in /etc/hosts on the same
>> line as 127.0.0.1, eg
>> 127.0.0.1 mymachine localhost.localdomain localhost
> I personally would not set my machine name to 127.0.0.1. I would
> leave that as just localhost.localdomain localhost.
> I would then set the 192.168.n.n mymachine
How do you deal with dhcp-acquired addresses then? At least coming at
your own machine by 127.0.0.1 is always available even if you have no
external address on any interface.
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