Sun Java System Communications Services 2005Q4 Release Notes

Communications Express Configurator: devinstall Dumps Core for Unresolved Host Aliases. (5028906)

Communications Express Configurator fails to complete the configuration process if your system is not configured for host name aliases.


Ensure that you have configured one or more host name aliases for your system.

To configure one or more host name aliases on UNIX systems:

  1. Provide the configuration for the hosts in /etc/nsswitch.conf file:

    hosts: files dns nis

    This configuration indicates to the name service the lookup order it should use to resolve host names and host aliases. The name service lookup order is: files, dns, and nis.

  2. Ensure that the /etc/hosts file contains two or more host names defined against your machine’s IP address.

    For example, if your system IP address is, then in /etc/hosts file, you can configure the IP address as: budgie

    or budgie loghost

    Example of an incorrect IP address: budgie