Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#8320 assigned bug

Problems with ping and gethostbyname function.

Reported by: dknoto Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Kits/Network Kit Version: R1/Development
Keywords: ping, gethostbyname, irs.conf, hosts Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


I installed nightly snapshot hrev43696 on my real mchine Lenovo ThinkPad T400. System worked amazing but from time to time he had some mistakes. I found some problems with ping command and gethostbyname function. Ping after installation works perfectly. But I have, in my local network, hosts that has only local names. I found information in this forum about how to setup local hosts names in file "/etc/host" by set configuration in file "/boot/common/settings/network/irs.conf". Observed that empty or filled file "irs.conf" generates following results:

~> ping error: unknown protocol icmp: error 0 [No error] ~> ping localhost error: unknown protocol icmp: error 0 [No error]

I have written small console program, that only call the function gethostbyname and print her results:

/Home/Projekty/Testy>./ghbn Host in ""

h_name == "" h_addrtype == 1 h_length == 4 h_addr_list[0] ==

/Home/Projekty/Testy>./ghbn localhost Host in "localhost"

gethostbyname( "localhost" ): Error, errno == 0, h_errno == 1.

And h_errnp == 1 this is error HOST_NOT_FOUND.

My /etc/host has values " localhost" and irs.conf is empty or has values "hosts local dns".

After removed file irs.conf, ping and gethostbyname working correctly but only with dns.

On Linux the test program works perfectly.

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ghbn.c (1.3 KB ) - added by dknoto 12 years ago.
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Change History (5)

by dknoto, 12 years ago

Attachment: ghbn.c added

Test code

comment:1 by zooey, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from zooey to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Ziusudra, 11 years ago

Adding the line protocols local to irs.conf fixes this. (I didn't try the test program but it can be assumed to work.)

My complete irs.conf is:

hosts local continue
hosts dns
protocols local

With this, the hosts file Disreali attached to #7362 works as expected for both Web+ and Terminal programs (ping/traceroute). (The MVPS hosts file mentioned by Matt fails to resolve anything. I haven't yet looked into why that may be. Edit: as augiedoggie says in that ticket converting the line endings fixes that hosts file)

The irs.conf and hosts files both have to be in /boot/common/settings/network/. A protocols file is not needed. No other files need to be added/modified.

Last edited 11 years ago by Ziusudra (previous) (diff)

comment:3 by mmadia, 11 years ago

Component: Network & Internet/IPv4Network & Internet/Stack

I'm curious if this is how libbind is expected to behave or if something in our port is busted.

comment:4 by mmadia, 11 years ago

Component: Network & Internet/StackKits/Network Kit
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