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Re: setup doesn't work with DNS down
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Krzysztof Duleba <krzysan at skrzynka dot pl>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 22:26:56 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: setup doesn't work with DNS down
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Krzysztof Duleba wrote:
> I have a problem with setup - it can't connect to the server to download
> list of mirrors. My Internet connection is ok, but DNS that I'm connected
> to is down and temporary I'm resolving domain names manually. I can't
> change DNS entry in TCP/IP settings because it requires reboot, which will
> not happen in next few days. Is there a way to make setup work?
> Krzysztof Duleba
Yup. Add the following entry to /etc/hosts (mind the Tab):
126.96.36.199 www.cygwin.com cygwin.com sources.redhat.com
and setup will not care if your DNS has temporarily gone to the moon.
Just don't forget to take it out later (or keep it there, but beware of IP
address changes for www.cygwin.com, though they are usually announced
|\ _,,,---,,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ email@example.com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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