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Re: hostname doesn't stick



On Sunday 17 September 2006 10:46, jdow wrote:
> From: "Anne Wilson" <cannewilson tiscali co uk>
>
> > Adding the local hostname seems to be a Fedora thing, and I see no good
> > reason
> > for it.  I would like to see the first line being the localhost line
> > only.
> > Where static IP has been set up the second line could, and I think
> > should, be
> > added to reflect that.
>
> Erm, you know the song from Fiddler on the Roof that goes, "Tradition
> tradition!" That's what the contents of the hosts file are mostly.
> SvR4 was the first 'ix I played with. (Yeah, I have one of the only
> copies for the Amiga that ever escaped captivity - if the tape is
> still readable somehow.)
>
> It was used to let the Ethernet interface know what address to use
> as it came up. It could parse the file, look for the first line that
> was NOT "localhost" and get its address from that. 

Precisely.  Not from the localhost line.  The two should be separate.

Anne

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