/etc/hosts and system entries

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Fri Sep 28 17:40:46 UTC 2007

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:05:43 -0600
Lamont Peterson <lamont at gurulabs.com> wrote:

> IMNSHO, the /etc/hosts file is only for making sure that the box can
> resolve itself regardless of what's going on with whatever network(s)
> it's plugged into at the moment.  Period.  There are plenty of
> daemons that will grumble if you use names in the configuration and
> it can't resolve them (like MTAs, for example, in some parts of their
> configs).

I agree.  Locally resolvable is a must, DNS resolvable (or matching
DNS) is silly.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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