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  1. #1
    Robert C. Woodbury
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    SlimServer hangs at startup trying to access DNS server

    Here is what I think is happening.
    SlimServer is using DNS to look up localhost.
    I had my ip setup configured to go to my ISP's DNS servers.
    I changed it so it uses my router for DNS lookups,
    making DNS a local connection as far as ZoneAlarm is concerned.
    Once I did that, I could see via ZA that SlimServer (and slim.exe also)
    are looking up 127.0.0.1 via DNS.

    Is this normal? Anyway, I think my problem is solved by letting my
    router handle DNS.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bob Woodbury



    Robert,

    Can you discern where SlimServer is trying to connect? If you have
    update checking turned off, there should be nothing to connect to.
    (Other possible culprits include the RSS reader/screensaver and radio
    plugins, but these shouldn't do anything unless you're using them.)

    -dean

    On Dec 5, 2004, at 1:14 AM, Robert C. Woodbury wrote:

    > When I start SlimServer, it tries to access the DNS server.
    > Normally this is OK, but if the DNS server is unavailable
    > (that is, if I have lost my internet connection temporarily,
    > which happens sometimes) SlimServer hangs in the "starting up"
    > window. I am using Windows XP.
    >
    > I have turned off the automatic update, so I don't know why
    > it needs to access the internet. Also, I use ZoneAlarm as my
    > firewall, which I can configure to allow access to my local
    > network while blocking access to the internet. When I configure
    > it to block internet access for SlimServer, this problem occurs.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything I can do with the SlimServer
    > configuration to cure this problem. As you can see, I am new
    > to SlimServer, but I have checked the archives for this list
    > and don't see any other messages concerning this issue.
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    > Bob Woodbury

  2. #2
    Roy M. Silvernail
    Guest

    SlimServer hangs at startup trying to access DNS server

    Robert C. Woodbury wrote:

    > Here is what I think is happening.
    > SlimServer is using DNS to look up localhost.


    Easy fix. Put

    127.0.0.1 localhost

    in your hosts file. On Windows, that would be
    \WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts on your system drive. If you've
    never done anything with hosts, it may not exist or it may be named
    hosts.sam.

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