blizzard conference

Jesse Allen the3dfxdude at
Tue May 8 11:39:40 CDT 2007

On 5/7/07, Kai Blin <kai.blin at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 May 2007 05:34, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > Hey, that's only an hour away, maybe I / Lei / Nigel can drop by.
> >
> > But what's the "itchy /etc/hosts bug"?  Is that
> > ?
> I would assume so. I don't know if telling them is going to fix anything,
> though. For new games, I hope they're not using gethostbyname(gethostname())
> anyway. For the other issues that are hitting us with that bug, all seem to
> be valid winsock programming. I'd rather have someone talk to them about
> better overall wine compatibility.

Right, Diablo 2 does use gethostbyname in a bad way. But I think
distros should just manage the /etc/hosts file better.

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