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Re: Computer fails to recognise self - details at 11

On Wed, 2002-12-18 at 14:49, nate wrote:
> Mark L. Kahnt said:
> > I run Bind 8.3.3 and exim 3.36, along with fetchmail 5.9.11 - I don't
> > think I'm considerably different from most others here at something like
> > that. Until yesterday morning when Zapping in overlay mode on display :0
> > gummed up Railroad Tycoon 2 on display :1, and then succeeded between them
> > in trashing the framebuffer, everything was working wonderfully.
> first guess, check /etc/host.conf ?
> mine says:
> order hosts,bind
> multi on
> second guess: check /etc/nsswitch.conf ?
> for hosts mine says:
> hosts:          files dns
> third, if you have nscd installed, restart it after making any changes
> or just stop it totally for testing.
> nate

Just tried each (well, not really the third, as I don't use nscd) and
"localhost" can now be pinged, but exim and ftp are still not
responding, meaning fetchmail is still being refused. Interestingly, I
can dispatch a message to sendmail addressed to kahnt@localhost, and it
gets through, which suggests to me that the sendmail for exim doesn't
work through the smtp port, but just goes directly into the local
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
Tel: (613) 531-8684 / (613) 539-0935
Email: kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org

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