busybox: ping by name

Paul Fox pgf at brightstareng.com
Wed Oct 5 14:20:13 UTC 2005

 > > I have a question about the busybox: I installed busybox client udhcpc on
 > > my machine, it can get ip address from our dhcp server and talk to the
 > > outside using ip address without any problem. and I can also ping my
 > > machine using the name from outside. however, I could not ping anywhere
 > > from my machine using name. my question is: what do I need in order to ping
 > > by using name ?
 > this isnt a busybox question
 > this sounds like you need to configure your libc resolver
 > which probably means setting up /etc/resolv.conf and
 > /etc/hosts

it might be a busybox question to the extent that /etc/resolv.conf
should have been populated by udhcpc when it acquired an address.
either the dns resolver names weren't obtained from the dhcp server,
or the udhcpc completion script wasn't executed.

 paul fox, pgf at brightstareng.com

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