Subject: Re: route and routed
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Brian Moore <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1995 06:33:22
Does anybody know what changed recently to result in making the route command
hang?  I've had this happen on my machine and it is definitely related to a
name lookup.  Before the sources on 20th, the "route add ?? localhost" call
during boot would query the local name server, and since it wasn't up yet,
time-out rather quickly and then use the host file.  Now the time-out is really
long, but I can't seem to find out what recent change has affectted this.  From
the comment in res_send, it seems that if we don't connect with a name server,
we should be getting back a ECONNREFUSED and we shouldn't be using the
time-outs. But it seems like it is connecting with the local name server port
anyway and waiting for a response.  Does anybody have any ideas on why this is


> >   I just did a sup off the new server and a build. Everything seemed
> >to go fairly well, except that /etc/netstart got stuck trying to
> >"route add $hostname localhost". Control-C would allow it to continue,
> >and the route was not added. I stuck an ampersand on that line, and now
> >the system comes up cleanly and with the local route. This makes me
> >suspect that route is looking for routed (which isn't up yet in
> >/etc/netstart) and won't continue unless it finds it. Has anyone else
> >seen this? Thanks.
> It's probably trying to resolve a hostname without any way of doing
> so.  Make sure the hostname is correctly identified in your /etc/hosts
> file, and that you have "lookup file bind" (or something with file
> first) in /etc/resolv.conf.  Or, if you can't or don't want to go to
> all that trouble, use the IP# instead of the hostname in the "route
> add" command.
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>   Michael L. VanLoon                       
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