Forwarding to a dynamic ip isn't possible, it must be fixed, and providing a static lease to the machine also "deletes" the hostname.
karol wrote:The important thing is you're running it in VirtualBox, right? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … lBox_GuestIIRC the hostname error is harmless.Woohoo! Works now. And thanks for mentioning the hostname error. It still happens but at least I can forget about it now.
Well, to help along the way, I found this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sy … er_boot.3FThat worked exactly as described. Now, though, the interface isn't failing anymore, so I can't diagnose what was happening in the first place, haha.Speculation still welcome. I don't much prefer to simply let a problem "disappear" without knowing what it was.
@ghen, you are right about this. But when I have seen this fudging things up, it usually ends up the hostname being the comment (in this case #hostname). Do you think that it is actually setting it as a blank line?
Thank you very much, that was it!I tried removing /etc/hostname and it just went fine. However $HOSTNAME was not defined anymore after that so I tried to define it in /etc/rc.conf and that worked properly.
Since the demise of rc.conf I have been unable to find out how to set the system's domain name. I tried "hostnamectl set-hostname hostname.domain" but it just set the hostname to "hostnamedomain". I also tried setting it manually through the hostname utility but it broke GUI applications (could not connect to display error). No luck with google or tge wiki either.
Thanks, moetunes! My /etc/hostname has already been set to mybox .## /etc/hosts: static lookup table for host names##<ip-address> <hostname.domain.org> <hostname>127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost# End of fileThis should be correct. Unfortunately, the problem is still there. Could /etc/hosts be innocent, after all?