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Re: Problems with .local in Mac OS X computer names

From: rader
Subject: Re: Problems with .local in Mac OS X computer names
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 16:04:26 -0500

I've seen the .local suffix mysteriously appear: the
problem has always been that AppleTalk was turned on, but
no AppleTalk zone was available at boot time.  (The default
AppleTalk zone is "local", IIRC.)

So perhaps your system erroneously has AppleTalk turned on, and
it could be turned off?  Or if you use Appletalk, perhaps the
system booted without the network, and thus a reboot or toggle
of the AppleTalk service will do?

- - - 
systems & network manager
high energy physics
university of wisconsin

 > ---- Original Message ----
 > From: Ski Kacoroski
 > Hi,
 > I have several Macs that for some reason have hostnames with a ".local" 
 > attached like so:
 > [Library:~] root# hostname
 > Library.local
 > This breaks cfengine with errors like:
 > [Library:~] root# /usr/local/sbin/cfagent -IqK
 > cfengine:: Couldn't lookup IP address
 > cfengine:: gethostbyaddr: Unknown error: 0
 > cfengine:: Id-authentication for failed
 > Does anyone know how/why the .local is added to the name and how to stop i
 > t?
 > Thanks in advance.
 > ski
 > -- 
 > "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it
 >   connected to the entire universe"            John Muir
 > Chris "Ski" Kacoroski, address@hidden, 425-489-6263
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