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Posted on 2004-03-23
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Hi all

Have a problem with an iMac running Panther.  It was an upgrade from OS 9.2.

Simply through having enough of Entourage not doing what OL2001 did, put OL2001 back on and - yep - it runs (obviously).

However, much as it seemed to resolve the Exchange server under the settings, and after initial install all seemed to work, after a reboot, it will no longer resolve the exchange server to log it into.

Terminal pings the server, and even tried setting a hosts file which makes no difference, it simply will not log in.  In the OL Settings the only way it would resolve was to put the IP address is but it then reverted to the server name and voilá - won't log in.

Any ideas?
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by:CSerpent
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Additionally.. though M$'s KB article (Q298781) says put a hosts file in and set Classic to look at it, the TCP/IP control panel is clearly not going to start and allow me to do it.
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A hosts file in classic mode isnt going to make any difference to OS X. You'd have to change the OS X hosts file by using Hostal from versiontracker. Gotta ask why you're using OL in OS X though? The built in Mail.app is a much nicer mail application, runs natively in OS X, and supports exchange servers. You're also far less likely to have mail.app hose your mail database. MS mail clients are notorious for that.
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Using OL2001 in OS X as it requires the calendaring and other groupware functionality... otherwise I'd not be worried.

I know the Hosts file I've set up in OS X works and it resolves as I ask, even without DNS set - it doesn't however follow through to Classic
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Have you tried editing the OS 9 hosts file?
http://www.resexcellence.com/support_files/hosts.shtml
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I did try putting one in system folder / preferences as advised by another site but not directly in the system folder...

I'll give this a shot when I'm back at this Mac on Friday

Cheers
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