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Re: cannot resolve hostname

On Sat, 07 May 2011 14:14:39 +0100, AG wrote:

> In what seems to be a string of related issues having to do with
> networking, I now find that not only has my IP address been changed from
> to but also that my machine's name (valhalla)
> cannot be resolved.
> This is the output of ifconfig:
> $ sudo ifconfig
> sudo: unable to resolve host valhalla 



First, resolve your network layout by either using a dynamic setup (your 
IP address could change on every reboot) or by using a static 


Then, review your "/etc/hosts" file.

Do you see the same error if you run "/sbin/ifconfig", that is, using not 
"sudo" at all?



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