/etc/hosts and system entries
dcantrell at redhat.com
Thu Sep 27 14:02:29 UTC 2007
On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:59:16 -0400
Harry Hoffman <hhoffman at ip-solutions.net> wrote:
> So, /etc/hosts comes setup by default (i.e. after kickstart install)
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
> I'm fairly certain to not too long ago (redhat-9 perhaps) the hostname
> of the system was also added to the localhost entry:
> 127.0.0.1 my.host.com my localhost.localdomain localhost
> This had the distinct advantage that when apps (i.e. yum-updatesd) sent
> mail from the system via a mail host then address would appear as:
> root at my.host.com instead of root at localhost.com
> Am I remembering correctly, in terms of how I believe it used to be? If
> so, anyone know why it changed?
Fixed in rawhide.
Why it changed...don't know, but I'll take the blame since I'm responsible for a lot of the network gutting and rewriting in anaconda. Most likely a mistake on my part.
David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com>
Red Hat / Westford, MA
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