Ok, another 'I can't get outlook to work in classic' problem, with a
twist. I've added the names for my server in netinfo, and can ping it
without a problem from a terminal window in os x (10.2.6). But I can't
resolve those host names in classic using a ping utility -- what
gives?

(and i can't specify a hosts file in the classic environment coz
tehre's no TCP/IP control panel.)

strangely, I had exactly the same setup on a 10.2.4 machine which i
UPGRADED to 10.2.6 AFTER setting this up, which has always worked
without a hitch.

Any suggestions?