[K12OSN] help with /etc/hosts file and 127.0.0.1
gary.frederick at jsoft.com
Wed Jul 20 22:51:04 UTC 2005
I am working with someone and ran into 'issues' with my /etc/hosts on
k12ltsp. He said "having the hostname return a name that maps to
127.0.0.1 is trouble."
I have a pretty plain k12ltsp system. The /etc/hosts file includes
127.0.0.1 a.jsoft.com a localhost.localdomain localhost b.jsoft.com
a.jsoft.com is the hostname
He commented out all the 127.0.0.1 line and put a.jsoft.com and
b.jsoft.com in at the bottom associated to their 192.168.1.x address
The comment in /etc/hosts suggests it was a BAD idea to remove the line?
1: is having the hostname return a name that maps to 127.0.0.1 trouble?
2: is removing 127.0.0.1 a bad idea?
any and all details that will help me understand are much appreciated.
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