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KB#00262-Cannot start the Data Server due to a 'gethostbyname failure'


Cannot start the Data Server due to a 'gethostbyname failure'


The 'get host by name failure' message may occur when starting the Data Server. When invoked, the Data Server issues a hostname command in order to find out what machine it's running on. If this isn't defined at the system level, the Data Server will not start.


Ensure that the operating system command 'hostname' will return the proper information. If it does not, please contact your system administrator. 
Note: The following command will automatically check the output of $hostname against the /etc/hosts file. 
        grep `hostname` /etc/hosts

Last Modified: 12/29/2003 Product: PRO/5 Data Server

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