OK, so I'm regularly receiving these [ipcheck] e-mails, which go something like: The thing is, this is just stupid. For one, I do have /etc/hosts setup to resolve my hostname to my machine's IP address. However, I don't have (in this example) blah.com setup on my nameserver software - why would I? My machine's hostname does NOT have to be in a domain the nameserver for which is hosted on my local machine! If ipcheck had bothered to lookup the hostname on the internet it would've found that it resolved to my IP address fine; the hostname is just resolved by one of my VPS provider's nameservers. So, my question is, how can I make ipcheck behave more sensibly, or just disable it altogether?