netscape error

Mike Bell mbell at
Tue Sep 18 12:31:59 PDT 2001


My guess is that the netscape site that appears to be set as your home
page was busy or down (
I've seen this before and that's why I always use something else like
the snf web page or
as a home web page.  Netscape is slow since it is installed by default
on tons of systems.  To change this go to
edit->preferences->navigator and you can set it to anything.  I've just
checked netscape and it was up, but
with all the bad news, I've heard that many news sites are experiencing

I've also sent a copy of this to computer at which is the
official list for computer problems.

Good luck,


Sharleen Beckwith wrote:

> Hi Mike:
> Netscape worked fine yesterday. I logged out. I logged in today and
> got the following Netscape: Error  Warning: the host home.netscape.
> com is unknown. This means that some or all hosts will be
> unreadable. Perhaps there is a problem with your name server? If
> your site must use a non-root name server, you will need to set the
> $SOCKS_NS environment variable to point at the appropriate name
> server. It may (or may not) be necessary to set this variable, or
> the SOCKS host preference, to the IP address of the host in question
> rather than its name. Consult your system administrator.
> I have no idea what any of this means. Could you fix this? It is
> agony being stuck in this lab with no Netscape!
> Thanks.
> Sharleen

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