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Old 03-31-2005, 08:31 AM
DaCypher DaCypher is offline
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Hostname lookup failed message box

I often have several windows/sessions open (SSH2) on my laptop. What I like to do is simply shut the lid/go into stand by mode while I travel with it (to/from work). With version 4 this worked very well. When I returned from stand by SecureCRT would automatically attempt to reconnect. Sometimes I have some issues with my DNS so some of the names won't resolve. SecureCRT will still continue to attempt to reconnect every 5 seconds, failing until I do a "ipconfig /registerdns", at which times the connections come right back up. With version 5.0, I now get a dialog box that says "Hostname lookup failed: no IP address associated with hostname". This presents somewhat of an annoyance since I now have to go through and click the Ok button (often 10+ times depending on how many windows I have open), somewhat defeating the purpose of the auto-reconnect feature. Would it be at all possible to add a checkbox "Do not show this message anymore" to this message box? I could even live with a hidden INI preference that would allow me to suppress this message as I can understand that adding an additional preference can be somewhat of a hassle (global vs session, etc).

Thanks for your time...
Old 04-01-2005, 08:00 AM
DaCypher DaCypher is offline
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Another message box I get says this:
"Host unreachable. This might indicate that you are not connected to the network, or might indicate a problem exists on the network between your ISP and the destination host."

This doesn't appear to be DNS related, but again, this message box is defeating the purpose of auto-reconnect...
Old 04-13-2005, 11:56 AM
DaCypher DaCypher is offline
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I'm sorry for bringing up this old topic, but this still bugs me. Maybe a more concise, specific request would elicit a response...

Would it be possible to add an option to suppress the connection failure dialog boxes when automatically reconnecting (and possibly in other situations as well)?

Old 04-14-2005, 12:31 AM
galb galb is offline
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I actually logged a bug for this 3/30/05-- didn't see your post until today.

I've updated the bug with your report; it helps the Powers That Be prioritize things to know that real customers are experiencing the problem too.


Old 05-09-2005, 04:32 PM
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Maureen Maureen is offline
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We have made an attempt to address this problem. The change will be in beta 5, but if you'd like to try an interim build, please send an e-mail to me at


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