'Networking' admin panel crashed. Was it my fault?

Chanchao custom at freenet.de
Wed Nov 22 03:00:03 UTC 2006

I couldn't get into my Networking panel anymore to change networking
settings.  Even before the screen opens, a bug reporting tool opens.

Tracing back what I did the evening prior, I found it was the result of
me installing Samba as a domain controller as per the instructions here:


As part of that, it told me to enter the other PC's on my network in
the /etc/host file.  Now I'm just testing this PDC setup on my laptop,
and being a laptop I am on different networks all the time.

So is it wrong to define a bunch of hosts in the host file that aren't
always reachable/valid on the network I'm connected to?  The offending
host file looked like this:

----- localhost chan-laptop chan-laptop exchange uan fdg-server demo

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Note the bunch of 192.168.1.* hosts, those are the ones on my home
network.  Normally I'm set up as being on 172.16.10.* which is my
company network.   I actually have a host mapped for it, the 'exchange' one. 

I do note that the Networking admin panel doesn't throw a tantrum
because of that entry when I'm on the 192.168.1.* range at home.  

So why does it object to those 3 entries?  Or is it really a bug in
network-admin ?


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