'Networking' admin panel crashed. Was it my fault?
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:
127.0.0.1 localhost chan-laptop
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
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
172.16.10.15 '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
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