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Re: help needed urgently with hostlookup failure ..please

> I cannot seem to be able to even ping any other machine on the
> network. I do 
> > telnet localhost. I get 
> >localhost: Host name lookup failure. 

Telnet is different than ping.  Try ping localhost to make sure your
loopback interface is working correctly.  My bet is you don't have a
telnet service running on your box so there is no daemon to answer that
request.  If you have a server listening on a port you can try telnet
localhost <PORT>

--Mark Thurman

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