persistent DISPLAY variable

Bob B
Thu Sep 15 18:04:00 GMT 2005

I can ping my PC via new hostname from the queried hosts that I can't Xwin 
to. I can't ping
oldhostname from anywhere on our network.

>Bob B wrote:
>>Where would it do that?  How can I find out if the queried host is at 
>>My Windows COMPUTERNAME is newhost.
>>I have discovered that some queried hosts work fine, others that I try to 
>>connect to are doing this oldhostname thing. Maybe the Unix admins have 
>>XDMCP on the queried hosts screwed up and it is forcing the DISPLAY 
>>variable to be something incorrect.
>>I don't think it is a problem on my side now.
>>I also can't swear that oldhostname is in fact an old host name for my PC. 
>>I can't ping oldhost from any Unix box - I don't know where that name is 
>>coming from.
>I wonder if the queried hosts are doing some sort of reverse DNS lookup, 
>and finding that your newhostname doesn't match the DNS records.
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