Complaint from Xfce[GNOME] and Debian Reference
Douglas & others,
dt> Does it[/etc/hosts] work?
Yes. No problems evident.
dt> Read the debian-reference.
explain things not in "man hosts".
In particular, I was on the wrong track about
the complaint from Xfce[GNOME]. resolvconf
doesn't settle it. In addition to the first line
"127.0.0.1 ..." I need
"127.0.1.1 joule.petershouse.invalid joule".
Actually the html document doesn't mention the
<domain_name> but the wiki does. So the wiki
document is the best authority here.
dt> Do you have any firewall doing network address translation? If you want
fire-and-forget just use ipmasq, if you want to really understand it use
shorewall after reading shorewall-doc.
ipmasq has been running on joule for a few years
and even on the 486 predecessor. shorewall will
run first on one of two almost identical
machines. If I make a real snarl on the shorewall
machine, the sister machine can substitute until
the problem is solved.
dt> What about supplying DNS services to your network? The easiest is to
The subordinate systems refer to upstream dns
servers with static addresses. dnsmasq works
on another linux router which I just gave to
dt> I don't know what this line
[Desktops.OpenDoc http://carnot.yi.org/] is for.
The message "signature". OK, I've demarcated
Thanks, ... Peter E.
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