[K12OSN] fc6 /etc/hosts issue/question

mrok12osn at eastgranby.k12.ct.us mrok12osn at eastgranby.k12.ct.us
Fri Jun 8 00:17:18 UTC 2007

Last month I upgraded some of our samba servers (actually a complete
refresh) from fc5 to fc6 using the k12ltsp cd's.  I've come across a
change in the /etc/hosts file.  Rather than the first line starting with, it starts with ::1 which I assume has something to do with


::1     hssrv01.eastgranby.k12.ct.us    hssrv01 localhost.localdomain  

However, I cannot ping any of the above four names, but I just discovered
that I could ping6 them.

We had a network outage (lost the isp connection) that had a weird impact
on the samba servers that I believe is related to the server not being
able to resolve its own name and sending out dsn requests for

Can anyone give me an explanation?  We are not using ipv6.  Should I
replace the ::1 with

Mark Orenstein
East Granby, CT School System

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