What does this error message mean?

I’m running FreePBX 13/Asterisk 13 on a small desktop that originally ran Windows 10 before I set it up for FreePBX. When it was a Win10 machine, it was named “PaulT-PC”. I installed FreePBX using the FreePBX distro. Everything has worked fine for many months, except that I constantly get this error message, repeating in the Asterisk log:

[2016-02-09 21:18:56] ERROR[1767] netsock2.c: getaddrinfo(“pault-pc”, “(null)”, …): Name or service not known
[2016-02-09 21:18:56] WARNING[1767] acl.c: Unable to lookup ‘pault-pc’

Can someone tell me how to fix this? I’m not a completely ignorant FreePBX or linux user, but I’m definitely not anything remotely approaching an expert.


It can’t resolve that name I suggest you try:-

echo “ pault-pc” >> /etc/hosts

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Thank you! Trying it now.