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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject [BUG]: "gethostbyname gets broken for some versions of FreeBSD" on FreeBSD (fwd)
Date Tue, 04 Mar 1997 15:25:33 GMT

not acked.

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Date: Mon Mar  3 21:05:58 1997
Subject: [BUG]: "gethostbyname gets broken for some versions of FreeBSD" on FreeBSD

Operating system: FreeBSD, version: 2.1.6/7
Version of Apache Used: 1.2b7
Extra Modules used: 
URL exhibiting problem: 

Using either your "out-of-the-box" distribution, or after having
been patched through the FreeBSD-current ports support, the
gethostbyname at line 1453 of http_main.c returns a NULL, even
though the s->server_hostname appears correct, causing the program
to report "httpd: cannot determine the IP address of
the specified ServerName (" even though
that name is perfectly resolvable.  Look, I
know this sounds bizarre, and I wouldn't know how to cause it
if I wanted to, but I'm just reporting what I'm seeing!
1.1.1 does not have this problem.  I'm just trying



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