socket.gethostbyaddr() problem

Jason Abate jason at hostway.com
Thu Feb 3 00:22:57 CET 2000


I'm having a problem with socket.gethostbyaddr().  If I call it as
root, it works fine, but if I call it as non-root, I get the following
exception:

    socket.gethostbyaddr(socket.gethostname())
    socket.error: host not found

This is on a fairly standard Redhat 6.0 box.  I've checked to see if
/etc/hosts is world readable, and nslookup on the machine works fine.
Any idea what could be causing this problem?  I'm desparate to fix
and, and welcome any suggestions.

Thanks,

-jason


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Jason Abate
Hostway Corporation
jason at hostway.com





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