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Re: lynx-dev lynx hangs in command shell

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx hangs in command shell
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 13:36:33 -0400
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On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:40:05PM -0400, Mark Richards wrote:
> I am attempting to integrate Lynx with an application.  The system,
> operating in win32, is built using CA Visual Objects.  VO has a RUN facility
> which opens a dos command shell.  I also use a 3d party library, Funcky,
> which provides a nicer equivalent.  
> When attempting to perform a lynx -dump on the url:
> Lynx works perfectly at
> the command line.  However when it is launched from the CA-VO application,
> it fails, and according to its log, hangs at: 
> Looking up
> HTParseInet: parsing `'.
> LYGetHostByName: parsing `'.
> What is LYGetHostByName doing exactly?  What's interesting is that this is
> the only URL that fails.  

I'd suspect a timing or synchronization problem, etc. (in lynx).  This is in
the code which implements NSL_FORK.
> I did an ip lookup on, which returns
> (  However a simple http request to this ip returns, "No
> web site is configured at this address".  It appears this web site is way
> behind a firewall and is further protected with some type of address
> translation scheme.
> What seems strange is that Lynx will resolve this address perfectly when it
> is operated directly on the command line, but when spawned from CA-VO, it
> fails.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.  Perhaps there's a switch in Lynx that I am
> not aware of which might help?
> Mark Richards
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