loopback line in hosts diappears after every reboot

Thad Nielsen paroikos at myrealbox.com
Thu Dec 8 03:59:55 UTC 2005

I think /etc/hosts is updated at boot from
/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/hosts.  Try changing it there.


Jim Christiansen [christiansen_j at hotmail.com] wrote:
> So what is going on??  I lost cups and had a few other weird networking 
> hangups after a new install of FC4 on a dual 64 bit box.
> I tracked the troubles down to the loopback line in the 
> /etc/hosts was missing, so I put one in...
> After a reboot the 127... line was gone again.  ---  So I put it back.  
> After a reboot it's gone again.
> Any help much appreciated.  This is on a production box and I can't always 
> to be there in case a system drops off during a power failure or something 
> to always add it back in...
> Thanks,  Jim
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