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    betty8080 is offline Starter Member
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    Default (yet another) Fix your hosts file installation problem...

    Hi

    I am getting the..

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      ERROR: Installation can not proceeed.  Please fix your /etc/hosts file
      to contain:
    
        
    
      Where  is the ip address of the host, 
       is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
       is the (optional) hostname-only portion
    ... error. I have spent the last 2 days Googling and looking on forums to try and fix it, but it has gotten the better of me. I was hoping someone would look through what I have set up and see if they can spot where I am going wrong..?

    So far I have edited all the files I have seen on tutorials and set up DNS using Webmin...

    My hosts file is...

    Code:
    127.0.0.1	localhost.localdomain	localhost
    127.0.1.1	shaftec
    10.0.0.2	shaftec.shaftec.co.uk	shaftec
    66.147.242.191	mail.shaftec.co.uk	mail
    10.0.0.2 is the ip of the machine I am installing Zimbra on...
    66.147.242.191 is, I think, the ip of my mail host (sorry fo the vagueness but I have tried so many variations through desperation I forget where I am sometimes)...

    If I need to post any more info, please let me know...

    Thanks in advance..!

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    phoenix is online now Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    All you need to read is the Split DNS wiki article on this subject, that tells you exactly what you need to have in the /etc/hosts file. I don't really know why you needed another thread on this subject, the answer has been given about the requirements of that file.answer has been given many times
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    I did read the wiki article on Split DNS. I still had the same end result. I have also read many, many threads on this site, on the same subject (why I put 'yet another' in my thread title), but still can't seem to nail this.. Asking for help here is a last resort. I have read lots of guides and methods and tried to get it running myself...

    The only reason my hosts file looks as it does is because of trying various other methods and examples found on the net...

    I have just put my settings back to what the wiki article suggests...

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    127.0.0.1	localhost.localdomain	localhost
    10.0.0.2	mail.shaftec.co.uk	mail
    Which stil gives me the same error message on install...

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty8080 View Post
    IWhich stil gives me the same error message on install...
    Well, if you've read all the forum articles on the subject you should know what's coming next - post the output of all the commands in the ''Verify....' section of the wiki article. You should also give more detailed information when posting a question: which operating system; is the firewall disabled; have you disabled SElinx (or any equivalent)?
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