Thanks! I have recently found out that the change you recommended is also necessary -- in addition to getting my syntax correct, as recommended by Ken Schneider in the other response to my inquiry.
I.e., unless CHECK_ETC_HOSTS is set to no in /etc/sysconfig/suseconfig, SuSEconfig cleans up my hosts file and changes the line (which will appear wrapped in this email, but which is all on one line in my hosts file): 220.127.116.11 puddleglum.mydomain.com puddleglum lili.puddleglum.mydomain.com fred.puddleglum.mydomain.com to: 18.104.22.168 puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com puddleglum
With CHECK_ETC_HOSTS set to no things are now working.
On Wednesday 28 May 2003 08:24 am, Anders Johansson wrote:
On Wednesday 28 May 2003 13.59, Michael D Green wrote:
something (!?!) comes along behind me and "corrects" these lines (it leaves the other lines alone) to simply:
22.214.171.124 puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com puddleglum
Am I right in thinking puddlegum.mylocaldomain.com is the machine's "official" name is, i.e. the name you set up in YaST?
It's most likely SuSEconfig that changes the hosts file. You can get it to stop by editing /etc/sysconfig/suseconfig and setting the CHECK_ETC_HOSTS variable to "no"