Bash tries to connect to the internet

Sun Mar 21 22:42:00 GMT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Igor Pechtchanski" <>
To: "Joel" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: Bash tries to connect to the internet

 Cygwin is trying to access DNS because it invokes a Windows function that
does that.  It is possible to prevent Windows from accessing DNS when
trying to find out the hostname of the machine, but it's beyond the scope
of this list, and you'll have to ask on a Windows forum for further help
with this.  I'd suspect it has something to do with the 'HOSTS' file, and,
FYI, Cygwin provides /etc/hosts as a symlink to that file, to make it

Is there a way to stop it from invoking the windows command? Also, my
machine doesn't have a hostname. Is Cygwin trying to run like a server?



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