Linux 2.4 and network

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sun Jan 7 11:37:01 PST 2001

On January  7, 2001 10:40 am, Mike Burns wrote:
> [I know this isn't 100% on-topic with LFS, but since this will
> indirectly lead to me building my own LFS I hope this is okay.]
> Using kernel 2.4.0, gethostname() does not work. I can access other
> computers on the network and Internet by IP, but not by their name. Has
> anyone else seen this problem or know of a solution. Things work just
> fine under 2.2.16.

are the host names defined in /etc/hosts ?
does /etc/resolv.conf contain DNS servers ?

Gerard Beekmans

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