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more about sockets?
- From: "Allen H. Nugent" <a dot nugent at unsw dot edu dot au>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 09:14:54 +1100
- Subject: more about sockets?
Like some other users, I have been frustrated by the dependence of cygwin
applications on an Internet connection that is only used so that the PC can
talk to itself. As a dial-up user, this is most inconvenient.
I tried disconnecting from the internet after launching such an application
(startxwin.sh), but the next program I ran (openDX) produced an Xfree86 error:
"gethostbyaddr error--is it possible this machine doesn't have a
reverse DNS/host entry ?".
This sounds like a clue as to how to proceed, but I don't know where to go
Is there a way to configure the PC, or is there a program that emulates an
I'net connection, so as to satisfy cygwin's requirements for socket
connections without being on-line?
Allen H. Nugent
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9385 3916 Fax: +61 2 9663 2108
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