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proftpd can't resolve hostname
Authored by: hagbard on Dec 06, '01 09:29:55AM

I installed, patched, reinstalled proftpd without any problem.
Only, when I launch it, it tries to resolve my host address and since
it cannot do it (I have a 192.168.x.x type of address), it barfs out.
Does anyone have suggestions as to how to either tell proftpd my host address, or
change the system resources so that a lookup isn't called when searching for a corresponding hostname ?

thanks ;-)



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proftpd can't resolve hostname
Authored by: baas on Jan 05, '02 08:45:11AM

Hi, i had the same problem, but i solved it now ;)

please make sure you have the exact same hostname listed in NetInfo (You can check in NetInfo Manager, under machines), as in the terminal window, make sure you have no capitols in the netinfo name, as they are not supported, and make sure (this was the problem with me) you do not have any characters other than letters (or dashes, i suppose)in your hostname. Even though your terminal-window will support it, nslookup will not. Hope you get it working.

You can always set your hostname with the 'hostname "{string}"' command in the terminal.
And you can check your hostname by simply typing 'hostname' in the terminal.

Good Luck!
Maarten Baas.



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