gethostbyname(my_name) and IL2-Sturmovik

Christoph Frick frick at
Mon Dec 12 12:04:45 CST 2005

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 04:44:23PM +0100, David Nolden wrote:

> But if it is desired that gethostbyname(own_name) preferrably returns
> the public IP-Adress, then this code should solve the problem,
> although maybe a bit more checking should be done which IP-Adress
> should be chosen as the public one for cases with multiple
> non-loopback-interfaces.

i dont know if this helps for your problem (i never tried IL2 and PF
multiplayer, but i have a similar network problem with NR2003, GPL,
LFS,...). this games check the registry for the ip-address and so forth.

i entered some keys described by microsoft[1] to help this games find
their "way to the net". maybe your "localhost" problem is only a result
from not finding the proper address in the first place (you can find
this out by ``WINEDEBUG=+reg ./il2fb.exe''.

@all: AFAIK there where some talk/patch about WINE beeing able to
detect/set this settings while starting wineserver in the registry by


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